• Very sad news reported on TC's FB page earlier today:  It is with a heavy heart that TC reports that Heath Nelson has passed away. Heath was our friend and part of our community. Many of us first met him at Pisces Rising where he was a bartender/manager for well over a decade. A native of southwest Virginia, many loved him and he will be missed. Our thoughts are with Andrew and Heath's family.

  • Two ways to purchase your tickets for the Jan. 12 Tea Dance:

    1. Make your check payable to Triangle Connection and mail to Triangle Connection, P.O. Box 382, Mt. Dora, FL 32757. Please list names of people for each ticket on the check.

    2. We’ll also sell tickets with credit cards via Square at December 2nd Meet & Greet for your convenience. You can also pay by check or cash at the M&G.


  • Transgender Educational Seminar

    “Transgender Dynamics in Society”

    W.T. Bland Public Library

    1995 N. Donnelly Street, Mt. Dora

    Sunday, December 1st at 2 p.m.

    Sponsored by the City of Mt. Dora Public Library and partnering with Equality Florida and TC

    Gina Duncan of Equality Florida is speaker

    https://www.facebook.com/events/717727868698884/

     

    December Meet & Greet

    Fish Camp at Lake Eustis

    901 Lakeshore Boulevard, Tavares

    Monday, December 2nd at 6 p.m.

    Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers in the Art Gallery

    50/50 Raffle continues - Bill Walsh is your host

    Please don’t forget your non-perishable items for Lake Cares

    Fish Camp’s website and menu can be found as follows:  https://fishcamponlakeeustis.com

    At this above  December 2nd function you can also purchase your tickets for the January 12th Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance.  The tickets can be purchased in person with credit card, check, or cash. 

  • Tickets will be required to be bought in advance for the January 12th event.

     

    January Meet & Greet is a

    Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance

    Mt. Dora Plaza Live

    2728 W. Old 441, Mt. Dora (In same shopping plaza as the new Mt. Dora Post Office)

    Sunday, January 12th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    Alan Darcy will DJ – “a splendid time will be had by all

    Pasta Buffet Dinner

    $20 per person *  -  Cash Bar

    Caesar salad, 4 different pastas, green beans, garlic sticks, gluten free pasta, beggar’s tiramisu

    Make your check payable to Triangle Connection and mail to Triangle Connection, P.O. Box 382, Mt. Dora, FL 32757.  Please list names of people for each ticket on the check.

    We’ll also sell tickets with Square at December 2nd Meet & Greet for your convenience.

    Feel free to bring items for Lake Cares - 50/50 drawing + more raffle items.

    *First 100 tickets sold are at $20 rate – these tickets are subsidized by TC , but after 100 sell price increases to $27 – get your tickets early!

     

    Saturday Afternoon Folk Concert with Tret Fure

    Serendipity

    144 W. 5th Avenue, Mt. Dora

  • Saturday, February 15th, 4 p.m.

    Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on-line at

    http://www.tretfure.com/concerts/

    Tickets can also be purchased at the Serendipity shop with cash or  checks – please make checks payable to “Tret Fure”

    Serendipity has a beer and wine license and offers light meals plus great coffee.

    This is a cozy and intimate venue, so get your tickets early before they sell out!

    Joint venture with Serendipity and Triangle Connection

     

    February Meet & Greet

    Gator Dockside

    15241 U.S. Hwy 441, Eustis

    Wednesday, February 19th, 6 p.m.

    More details to follow and go ahead and mark your calendar

    Hosts are Rick Betson, Sunny Beseler, and Don Williamson


     https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=MGpxM2g0aDdxdHQ2c2RuNmdna2oya3R0bHYgZG1scGxvcjQ4ZzRlZ2o4b2w2Zm10ZzhpNThAZw&tmsrc=dmlplor48g4egj8ol6fmtg8i58%40group.calendar.google.com

    Weekly Social and Entertainment Opportunities in the Area:


    Pisces Rising is the location for weekly Friday cocktails, starting around 6 p.m. - 239 W 4th Ave, Mt Dora. This tradition of gathering at Pisces on Fridays has been going on 14+ years.


    Lake House is the NEW location for the weekly Monday 8:30 a.m. breakfast group - 315 N. Highland St, Mt Dora.

    Geronimo's is where the weekly Thursday 8 a.m. breakfast group meets - 359 E. Burleigh Blvd, Tavares.

    Serendipity hosts Drag Queen Bingo weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. - 144 W 5th Ave, Mt Dora. Call Serendipity at 352-729-2213 to reserve your table. "Big Mama" is always ready for show biz on Wednesdays.
     
    Mt Dora Plaza Live is where "Brunch with the Broadway Bunch" show take place on specific Saturdays, at 11 a.m. - 2728 W Old Hwy 441, Mt Dora (same plaza as new Post Office). Future shows according to Mt. Dora Plaza Live's FB page are Nov 16, Dec 7, & Dec 21. Go online for more details and to purchase tickets.  https://www.facebook.com/MDPlazaLive/

    Also check out our friends at Rainbow Family & Friends in The Villages for their activities and initiativesOur sister organization is just down the road a few miles NW of us:  http://www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.com/


    Other TC News:

    Welcome back, snowbirds!  Our snowbirds are starting to make their way "home."  It's good to see you coming back to Lake County after being away for the summer.  You were missed.

    Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is November 20.  Please mark your calendars to take a moment and reflect about the thousands of transgender people who have been murdered this year. Twenty in the States alone, mostly woman of color.  This is a epidemic and this international day of remembrance is a way for us to stop and reflect

    750 TC friends strong.  When you look at the 600 email addresses our newsletter is sent to,  nearly 500 FB followers, and knowing there are some duplicates between the two, it appears our TC population is at least 750 people strong.  We are a diverse population of LGBTQ+ people and allies.  While mostly in central Florida, we have FB followers all over Florida, the U.S., and some followers as far away as the Europe, South America, and Asia.  Yes, TC is now an international community.


    2020 William A. Sievert Scholarship to begin process to select 2020 awardee(s).  Thank you to Sunny and Roy for teaming on this great cause. Sunny and Roy will review all 2020 applications, make their official recommendations to the board, and we will help another worthy student attend college. Our dear friend Bill would be proud.


    Opportunity to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in Lake County. Michael Slaymaker of Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA) and others will discuss and brainstorm how we can help kids in our area.  When?  Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Those wishing to hear more and possibly volunteer, please meet at One Flight Up, 440 N. Donnelly Street in downtown Mt. Dora. We'll meet in the conference room in the back. It's our understanding that we'll have people from OYA and TC as well as Camp Challenge, PFLAG of Lady Lake, and Rainbow Family & Friends in The Villages.


    Partnerships. One area of concentration the TC board of directors has worked on is reinforcing existing partnerships while creating new ones. For examples, for years we have had a relationship with Equality Florida and our next transgender seminar will include Gina Duncan of Equality as our speaker and we have created a new partnership in 2019 with the W.T. Bland Public Library where the Dec. 2 seminar will occur. To help promote the seminar our friends (partnerships) with Mt. Dora Pride, Lady Lake PFLAG, Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA) and Rainbow Family & Friends in the Villages  are promotubf the Dec. 2 event and we also promote these fine organizations through our email newsletter, website, and FB page. In summary, TC is working to enhance partnerships as we know we have a limited scope but we can help our friends/partners by working together and enhance our community as they also support us. Partnerships have always existed within the TC community and now we are just concentrating on this more as we continue to expand.





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    Amy Mary Wedding

     






    Bruce and Dale: July 2014
    Happy Anniversary!