• Opinion: After Orlando – pain, fear, and resilience

    Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and their cats. I wish I knew how to feel after Orlando. I’ve felt so many things, from shock to horror to anger to grief to a deep, worried sadness that refuses to fade, days later. I’ve…

  • Malloy bans state-funded travel to Mississippi

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to Mississippi following passage of legislation in that state allowing businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community.

  • Cultural hurdles limit medical care for LGBTs

    FARMINGTON, Conn. – Emerson Cheney has survived drug addiction, an abusive relationship, years of cutting and burning himself, and multiple suicide attempts. Now a student at Tunxis Community College, Cheney, 22, recalls how he struggled as a teenager with rejection by friends, school administrators and even doctors, after he came out as transgender.

  • Judge: DCF provided ‘ample evidence’ of violence by ‘Jane Doe’

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A memorandum from Superior Court Judge Burton Kaplan details “ample evidence” of violence to support the transfer of the transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” into the custody of the Correction Department. Kaplan filed the 22-page memorandum on May 6. It provides some details on the case that have not been publicly…