The Triangle Connection encourages you to patronize these supporters and to thank them for their encouragement.

See below:                                                                                                                                     
    March's Meet and Greet at the Gator's Dockside Wednesday March 25th at 5:30PM  (See Calendar for more details!)
     The Triangle Connection's First Florida Marriage--Congratulations Cindy and Heather!
      Also, congratulations to our newest married members:  Tony Fortino & Dick Gaeng; and Fred Botti & Herb North!  

The Triangle Connection Events Calendar


Our March Meet & Greet will be on

Wednesday the 25th at

Gator's Dockside
15241 U.S. Highway 441, Eustis

Also, remember canned goods, paper goods, etc.
will be collected for Lake Cares.

And of course, there will be another exciting 50/50 drawing!

Upcoming Meet and Greets--
  • Check the Calendar first for the latest information!

The Triangle Connection's First Florida Marriage
On Saturday, January 10, 2015, Heather Cox and Cindy Griffin, members of The Triangle Connection, were legally joined in matrimony.
The ceremony was conducted by our own Rev. Charles Schormann. 
In attendance were the witnesses, Janice Witter and Cheryl Centrella, as well as Ed Fenninger.
We all felt very honored and proud to be part of the group gathered for this very special day.

A letter to our group

from the Executive Director
of Lake Cares:
The reason I'm writing today is to thank The Triangle Connection for supporting our cause.  I know that your membership has been donating canned goods on a monthly basis for a while now, and you deserve to be recognized for that.

Please pass on my appreciation to all the fine people in your organization.  Let them know that the recipients of their generosity are really thankful for what your members are doing.

Lake Cares is fortunate to be staffed by more than 140 dedicated volunteers.  And, because of actions taken by groups such as yours, we were able to provide much needed food in 2014 to 20,810 children and adults in 6,241 families*.  With your continued support, there's no doubt we will exceed those numbers this year.

I urge you to keep up the spirit of giving.  Needy people in Lake County depend on the goodness of kind-hearted individuals such as the folks in The Triangle Connection.  You are making a difference.

Once again, thank you very much for what you've accomplished thus far and for all your future efforts.

Irene O'Malley
Executive Director

*Irene O'Malley updated her letter with 2014 statistics.

     Domestic Partnership Update:
Couples who wish to register as Domestic Partners with the City of Tavares may make an appointment with the City Clerk's office at (352) 742-6209.
REMEMBER:  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN TAVARES TO REGISTER YOUR DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP.  For example, any couple who might utilize the facilities at the Florida Hospital Waterman is encouraged to consider this opportunity.
You must come in person and bring identification.  The initial registration fee is $68.50 ($50.00 plus recording costs of $18.50). 
 The actual ordinance as well as all the forms and answers to frequently asked questions are available at their website:
To save time in the office you can print out the form from the above website and complete up to the point of signature.  They will accept checks.

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Our E-Mail Policy
The Triangle Connection will be trying to send fewer e-mails to its members, trusting that our new website and calendar will keep you tuned in to what's happening in our community. 

Let us know what you like and don't like.  Drop a line to

Our Privacy Policy:

 At no time will our address list be made available, in whole or in part, to any group or individual.

"Blind Carbon Copy" will be used in sending messages to our membership to ensure that no member's address is inadvertently shared with other members.

There is no financial obligation in being a member of The Triangle Connection, Inc., a nonprofit social and service organization.

The mention of any person's name or depiction of them on this website is no indication of their sexual orientation. If you want to know, you'll have to ask them.


Our purpose is to bring good people together, and it all starts at our monthly Meet-and-Greets.  Many of our terrific Triangle Area restaurants open their doors to us as we make new friends and reconnect with those whom we call family.  Click on the calendar entry for more details.
Eat your heart out, Key West, we've got the deck at Pisces!  Many of our members gather informally each Friday evening at Pisces Rising (click on the calendar entry for more details).  Come raise a glass or two with our neighbors, gay and straight, young and--seasoned.  The week doesn't end until Happy Hour at Pisces!
Breakfast groups meet Monday mornings at 9 a.m. at various locations (check the CALENDAR for up-to-date information) and Thursday mornings at Geronimo's, 129 Juniper Way, in Tavares.  Feel free to join us any time, rain or shine.
Once a month, you need that gracious event--the leisurely, tasty lunch at Cecile's with your friends.   Enjoy a quiche, soup, salad, sandwich, or crepe on the patio or inside.  Beer and wine available. 

This group meets on an occasional basis, visiting smaller restaurants that could not accommodate our larger events. The group is open to visiting restaurants outside the Golden Triangle area and to restaurants featuring various ethnic cuisines. Feel free to suggest a venue, or drop an email to to be added to the small-group dining list. RSVP's usually required.



The Triangle Rainbow Sewing/Quilting group (aka "Stitch & Bitch") is hosted at Sew-Mini Things (click on the calendar entry for more details).  Feel free to BYOB and a pot luck snack to share. Can't sew? That's ok. We can help you out. You don't sew but want to come with your partner and be social? You're still invited to participate. More info: Stuart & Timm, 352-483-0082; toll Free 888-238-6903. Website:


The new Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Colorguard is looking for musicians, flag twirlers, baton twirlers, Band Aides, sponsors and supporters! Get your Instruments Out of the Closet! For more info:

A new season is underway, so please visit for a schedule. Or, contact Bob Smith-Trent at to get involved. 


This group meets for coffee & free wi-fi on the 3rd Friday of each month from 7pm-10 pm at Starbucks located on US 27 in front of Lowes in Clermont (2 miles north of Hwy 192 & 35 miles south of SR 44 in Leesburg).
For More Information:
contact Larry: 

Volusia & Seminole counties' gay, lesbian, transgender, & straight supportive social group; meets twice a month. One event is on the 4th Sunday of every month and is usually held at La Hacienda Mexican Grill, 2260 South Volusia Ave, Orange City, 386-851-0966. To contact the group, email: or call: 407-928-8376.

For activities of interest to LGBT people in The Villages, go to
A Central Florida LGBT Golf League is forming. Here is an opportunity to meet other family golfer and make new friends. All levels of players welcome. The organizers would like to start out with a once a month golf outing; if the interest is there to play more often it will be arranged. The days will alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested call Maryann at 352-516-8941 or e-mail

Horseback Riding: Anyone interested in organizing some outings?  Register your interest by emailing:

Rainbow Paddlers, Central Florida LGBT kayak paddlers: We explore our springs, rivers and coastal waterways at least monthly, often with rentals available. Novices welcome. For information on upcoming events, register at 

Women's Golf League & Just Plain Golf: If you are interested in playing golf and would like to join a women's golf league at the Country Club of Mount Dora, call Heather Earnest at 325-735-7183 or email 

Any men or women who would like to golf at any time, contact Glenna at 352-383-9189 or 

Want to form a group or organize an event?

Contact us with the details and we'll spread the word! We’ve had a group that met occasionally to play euchre at a member's home. Perhaps you'd like to team up with other bird enthusiasts for occasional forays into the great birding trails in our area.

How about organizing a couple carloads to go see a show in Orlando? A cooking club? A bowling night?

While the organization's distribution list is confidential, we'd be happy to distribute your plans and have interested members contact you. Email:



Hard copies of Watermark, Central Florida’s twice monthly LGBT news magazine, are now available free in the Mount Dora-Eustis-Tavares area at the following locations:

Barrel of Books and Games
144 W. 5th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Betty’s Greenhouse Grill
3725 Old Hwy 441, Mount Dora, FL

Bowersock Gallery
137 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Pisces Rising
239 W. 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

3820 N Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, FL