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

Upcoming Meet and Greets                                                                                                                                    
      September Meet and Greet @ GUADALAJARA Mexican Restaurant Mt. Dora, September 15 @ 5:30  
  • Halloween event! Wednesday, October 28th at 1884 in Eustis
       Our July Food drive set a record (for us) by our donating 217.3 pounds of food to Lake Cares. Amazing work, lets try to break this record!

The Triangle Connection Events Calendar

Some of our members have not been getting their E-Mail reminders of the Meet and Greets. If you do not have our address listed in your computers address book, the mail will not go through and it will end up in your trash/junk/spam file. If you have not been getting our E-Mails, check your address book. If then, it is still a problem, please drop us a line, 
Thank You.
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Report on Meet and Greet at Angelo's 
Another fun time at Angelo's, Tuesday, August 18th. Angelo's menu offered many types of Italian food tasty as always. Prices were fair and the service commendable. 
Our food drive for Lake Cares suffered due to lower than usual attendance.  A lot of our friends were away on vacation. I am sure that our very generous members will come through in September. You always step up and answer the call. I am so very proud of our group. 
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Mount Dora Pride tee-shirts are still available for purchase. You can contact any one of the Pride committee members. They are: Bill Sievert, Bob and Jamie, Babs and Kathleen, Marla, Bill Opperman, Gloria Savannah-Austin, Dan O'Flaherty and Dale. Click on web site below.
The Pride tee-shirts are also for sale at the WOW Factory in Mount Dora.
Buy with Pride! Wear with Pride!
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Job Well Done

Congratulations to everyone who worked on the very first Mount Dora Pride float. Turnout was tremendous with close to 50 marching and showing our colors. As I had stated on the Triangle web site, it was now the time to change hearts and minds. Displays like today’s can only strengthen our efforts.


Thanks to Pride Planning Committee members Babs D. and Kathleen W. (designed the logo), Dale G.,  Bill S., Bob D. and Jamie S., Pat W. (wonderful sashes), Dan O’., Bill O, and especially Marla M (lots and lots of beads). Thanks to Ken B. (web site designer), Timm B. and Stuart K. (donated the fabric), Gloria S. and Bob A. (designed and built the float). Everyone's dedication was focused, with their eyes always on the prize.

Heartfelt thanks also to all the unsung volunteers who made today possible. Today, we celebrated a true Independence Day.



Our September Meet & Greet will be on

Tuesday the 15th, 5:30pm at

GUADALAJARA Mexican Restaurant Mt. Dora, 

18660 US Hwy 441
(close to Charlie Johnsons big pencil)

Also, remember canned, boxed dry food 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--
  • Tuesday, September 15, at Guadalajara's in Mount Dora
  • Halloween event! Wednesday, October 28th at 1884 in Eustis
               Check the Calendar first for the latest information! See you there!

Check it out!
Click on the above logo for the latest information on
Mount Dora Pride

The Triangle Connection's Marriages


Meet and Greet at Jeremiahs 7/14/15 and Marriage Equality Celebration at Pisces 6/26/2015

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.


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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. 
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"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.
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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 International House of Pancakes on Hwy 441 in Eustis 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. Check the calendar for dates. 



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
128 West 4th 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