19th ONE BIG EVENT is on November 13, 2021

A Special One Big Event Announcement

 We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and the Delta variant in terms of impact to One Big Event scheduled for November 13, 2021. We were so very hopeful and excited about being back together in person for One Big Event this year.

Circumstances are such that it looks more and more that we will not be able to do an in person event. Disappointment does not begin to capture how we feel about this probable reality.

We will let you all know soon about how we will proceed for this year.  

Thank you all for your interest and support of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective through your support of One Big Event.  

Linda Estabrook, Executive Director

E. John McGarvey, Event Chair

The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective is asking YOU to partner with us for our 19th One Big Event on November 13, 2021 at the Marriott Hartford Downtown.  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. 

These have a powerful and long-lasting impact on the lives of our clients.  Everyday we are helping people save their lives.

It would be wonderful to have you as a Sponsor, Auction Donor or Program Book Advertiser for the 19th One Big Event.  This is a great opportunity to highlight your support of the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities and people across our region.  The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective strives every day to have a positive effect on all the people we encounter just as First Choice Health Centers does.  Now is the time to shine in the spotlight.  Partner with us today!  Please see the attached sponsorship materials.  Contact Dan Millett (E: danm@hglhc.org or P: 860-278-4163 x118) for more information. There is a sponsorship level that will fit perfectly for you. We look forward to working with you Partner!

Be Well.  Be Yourself.

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.  Every day we help people save their lives.  Do your part and support the Health Collective – be a part of the One Big Event that keeps us going strong.


We are grateful to our Table Captains who make One Big Event a memorable night.  We can always use more Table Captains.  Sign up today!

Edward Abdelnour & Michael Coppola

Robert Biddleman & Dan Sullivan

Jeff Calvi


Joseph DeMaio

Dr. Maria Ellis

Linda Estabrook

Ronald Funaro & Christopher Neeb

Arthur Galinat & Jacques Lamarre

Rev. Darrell Goodwin & Kentavis Brice

Tara Kennedy & Diane Cook

Richard Kimball

E .John McGarvey

Miguel Miranda

Eric Ouellette & David Belles

John Rzasa

Suzanne Shayer & Jennifer Tate

Nicholas & Jennifer Sheridan

St. Francis Hospital

Michael Stenko

Andrew Wrobel

Lawrence Young III

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


Big Sponsor

American Eagle Financial Credit Union

Arethusa Farm


eBenefits Group

InterCommunity Health Care

ProHealth Physicians

Webster Bank

Westfield Bank

Wheeler Clinic