Connecticut has launched a new statewide LGBTQ+ group, Equality Connecticut, to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals throughout the state. The organization is working towards a larger presence in the State Capital to pass more laws protecting the LGBTQ+ community.
The Equality Federation, made up of 44 states and their respective LGBTQ+ organizations, welcomes Equality Connecticut. The organization will be led by Matt Blinstrubas, who is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community in Connecticut and has worked with many health and social justice initiatives. Blinstrubas worked with the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective and is now a consultant for HIV and pride organizations throughout the country.
“I think we proudly stand on the shoulders and feel firmly part of a continuing history of advocacy and forward progress in Connecticut,” said Blinstrubas in an interview with NBC Connecticut.