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John Vincent Pica-Sneeden
Executive Director

John Vincent Pica-Sneeden has been the owner and designer of Surroundings Floral in Broad Brook since 1987.  John is a former member and board Chairman of the East Windsor Board of Education, and also a board of director at the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, the Capital Education Council, the East Windsor Economic Development Commission and [...]

Nan Arnstein
President/Treasurer

Why I joined the CTGLC: I joined CTGLC because I believe the LGBT business community is a powerful economic force in CT that is largely underutilized.  By being involved at the board level, I look forward to sharing my business and nonprofit experience to assist in moving the CTGLC forward to a more influential position. [...]

CTGLC at Pride in the Park – Norwalk

Thank you Triangle Community Center and the city of Norwalk for a wonderful Pride festival.  

Small Business Success Story: OutSmart Office Solutions & LGBT Certification

OutSmart Office Solutions’ co-owners are gay and lesbian, and they want their customers to know it. George Pieper and Dawn Ackerman’s business is certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a Washington D.C.-based organization that supports business owners who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. As a certified LGBT-owned business, OutSmart [...]

Casting Call for Shark Tank

Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to pitch your business at a Casting Call with the casting team from ABC’s Shark Tank on Saturday, April 11th at 8:30am at thehive 2.0 in Washington, DC. During its 6th season, the “Sharks” have invested over $50 million in innovative companies, with hundreds of millions more in the value [...]

CT companies advocate gay marriage to Supreme Court

By Brad Kane, Hartford Business Journal Several Connecticut companies have joined forces with corporations across the nation to support gay marriage in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hartford companies including insurers Aetna and Hartford Financial Services Group joined an amicus, or friend-of-the-court, brief on March 5 urging the justices to overturn the lower [...]

CTGLC President Stacy Morataya-Pilkington receives “40 Under Forty” Award

Morataya-Pilkington, of Ledyard, was one of the honorees at an event bringing attention and accolades to young professional men and women who have gone above and beyond in their job duties and their service to the community. Read full article in the Norwich Bulletin

Out & Equal: Gays, lesbians join CT businesses for their LGBT inclusion

Article by Brad Kane in Hartford Business Journal. When Pennsylvania native Robert Udell graduated from Penn State in 2005 and was looking for a place to work, he ranked potential employers on two criteria. • Ability to apply his information-technology education and rise in the management ranks. • Inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and [...]

Member Spotlight: Jenn T. Grace

  'Professional Lesbian' Grows Her Marketing Business With Books, Online Content Read full article in the Hartford Courant 

CTGLC hosted its first LGBT Masquerade Ball on Friday, October 24, 2014!

This grand event took place in the Historic Hartford City Hall and was co-sponsored with the City of Hartford’s Mayor’s Office. Special thanks to the honorable Mayor Pedro Segarra. The event included: best mask contest, specialty Onyx Moonshine infused drinks, food vendors, businesses, performances by Morgana Deluxe, Marita Bonita, and Dani Arranka, and lots of great giveaways by [...]