19th ONE BIG EVENT is Nov 8 - 13, 2021

Register Now for the Health Collective's 19th One Big Event!

This year's One Big Event is Saturday, Nov. 13. You may ask yourself, "I wonder what's new about One Big Event?". We decided to make it BIGGER!!  November 8-13.  Six days of Fun, more Days of our Amazing Auction, and Surprises (we can’t tell you now because they’re surprises!).

Be on the lookout for announcements on our website, social media, texts and emails.  Sign up today!  

Register using the link above. Registration is free, but we encourage you and greatly appreciate any donation you can give at that time. Sign up with a Host Committee member or you can be a solo attendee. It's all good!  

This is the time we celebrate the work of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, our community and friends. Although we won’t be all gathered in one space, we will still be together in supportive spirit as we cheer on the Health Collective! You can participate in front of your phone of laptop or a gathering of friends. You’ve saved the date – have a get together in your home.  Dress code: whatever you feel like.

Thanks to our Biggest Sponsor Travelers. We are still looking for SponsorsProgram Book Advertisers and Auction Donations. YOU can make this the best One Big Event ever. Contact Dan Millett at (860)278-4163 x118 to get involved with our Nov. 13 event.

Thanks so much for being a part of One Big Event and supporting the Health Collective!

The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective is asking YOU to partner with us for our 19th One Big Event on November 13, 2021.  Since 1983, the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective has relied on the help and support of individuals. businesses and organizations to help us help others.  We are all about collaboration – partnership – alliance – teamwork – joint effort.  We all accomplish more when everyone joins forces.  Your partnership with us will benefit so many in greater Hartford and throughout Connecticut.  The programs and services we provide are utilized by people from all over the state:

HIV testing & counseling, PAP testing, Hepatitis A & B vaccination, Gardasil shots, STD diagnosis and treatment, breast exams, pelvic exams and mammogram referrals.  Plus, our referral list of LGBTQ friendly providers, Queer Prom, MPowerment support group, services for people living with HIV/AIDS and much more. 

EVERYONE benefits from the work of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.  We’re trans-friendly, sex-positive and non-judgmental!  We work with you to make healthy and positive choices in your life.  These have a powerful and long-lasting impact on the lives of our clients.  Everyday we are helping people save their lives.

Be Well.  Be Yourself.

Donate to the Auction

We welcome and encourage you to make a donation of items or gift cards to our Auction.  

Contact Dan Millett at (860)278-4163 x118 for more information.


Host Committee

We are grateful to our Host Committee.  They help make One Big Event a memorable experience.  We can always use more Host Committee members.  Sign up today!

Edward Abdelnour & Michael Coppola

Adams & Knight


Robert Biddleman & Dan Sullivan

Center for Advanced Reproductive Services



Connecticut Public Media

CT Voice

CVSHealth and PRIDE+

Joseph DeMaio

Dr. Maria Ellis

Linda Estabrook & Charlene Shepard

Ronald Funaro & Christopher Neeb

Arthur Galinat & Jacques Lamarre


Rev. Darrell Goodwin & Kentavis Brice

Brenton Graveley and Gwendolyn Murphy-Graveley

Hartford HealthCare

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Martin Heft

Dale Hoyt

Tara Kennedy & Diane Cook

Richard Kimball

Charlotte Kinlock and Anne Stanback

Bradley and Flint Kleinerman-Gehre

Liberty Bank

E John McGarvey

Middlesex Health

Miguel Miranda



Eric Ouellette & David Belles

Adam and Alison Perrin


Raymond James & Associates

Rob Matfess & Co., P.C.

Curtis & Luis Rodriguez -Porter

John Rzasa

Suzanne Shayer & Jennifer Tate

Nicholas & Jennifer Sheridan

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

St. Francis Hospital

Stanley Black & Decker

Michael Stenko

TD Bank


UConn Health

Virtus Investment Partners

Wells Fargo

Andrew Wrobel

Lawrence Young III

Jason  Zaino

A Big THANKS to Our 2021 Sponsors

Biggest Sponsor

Seriously Big Sponsor

Really, Really Big Sponsor

Really Big Sponsor

Even Bigger Sponsor

Bigger Sponsor

First Choice Health Centers


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

ION Bank

Charlotte Kinlock and Anne Stanback

Lincoln Financial Group

Max Cares Foundation



Big Sponsor

American Eagle Financial Credit Union

Arethusa Farm

Aware Recovery Care


eBenefits Group

InterCommunity Health Care

Jennifer W. Pennoyer, M.D.

ProHealth Physicians


Webster Bank

Westfield Bank

Wheeler Clinic