Our next Meet and Greet:  Tue. June 21, at the Country Club of Mount Dora!
     And check out our special screening below.

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

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, webmaster@thetriangleconnection.com.
Thank You.

Mount Dora Pride tee-shirts are still available for purchase. You can contact any one of the Pride committee members. They are: Bill Sievert, Marla Montgomery, or Dale Gruber. 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!

Check it out!
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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 2015 to 25,346 children and adults in 8,571 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 2015 statistics.


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The Triangle Connection

Our Next Meet and Greet

The Country Club of Mount Dora
1900 Country Club Blvd., Mount Dora
Tuesday, June 21 @ 5:30

We have a real treat for you this month--
The Country Club is opening especially and exclusively for us!
Check out the "Social Menu" at the bottom of 
for a sample of what they offer. 
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Please remember--We always collect for Lake Cares.
Any and all non-perishables, including 
          • canned goods
          • paper goods
          • toiletries
          • mixes and instant foods
          • (we even had a pair of shoes once!)
They're all of use!

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


Friday June 24, 2016 
from 6 - 9 pm for 

A special screening for our community.

The Triangle Connection 


Mount Dora Pride 

invite you to

A Very Special LGBT Pride Celebration in Mount Dora,

Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Gay Filmmaker Daniel Karslake


-- Please join us, and LGBT folks, 

bring your straight friends and family, too --


A wine reception, movie screening and meet-and-greet with Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Daniel Karslake will be the highlight of LGBT Pride month in Lake County.  The Triangle Connection and Mount Dora Pride are teaming up with What to Do in Mount Dora to present this very special evening on Friday June 24 from 6-9 pm at the Mount Dora Community Building Theatre.


Karslake was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and won festival awards all over North America for his moving documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So” (2004), which Entertainment Weekly named “one of the five documentaries that changed the world.” Karslake, who now lives in Berlin, Germany (where he has released a German version of the film), will screen and discuss “For the Bible Tells Me So” during his Mount Dora appearance. He also will talk about his highly anticipated sequel, “For We Know Not What We Do,” which is scheduled to be released this autumn.


The timely new film updates the original, which – as New York Magazine put it – “confronts with whimsy and hellfire the clash between religion and homosexuality” during the campaign for same-sex marriage rights. Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, Karslake tackles today’s LGBT issues, including the civil rights struggle of transgender people. Again the director strives to offer understanding and healing for those caught in the crosshairs between religion and sexual orientation or gender identity.


Karslake is also well remembered for the popular television series “In the Life” for PBS. Karslake was an award-winning producer for the highly acclaimed LGBT-themed newsmagazine. Recognition for his outstanding work for the show includes an Emmy nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as praise from GLAAD and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.

Karslake was also founding partner of The Atticus Group, Inc., a New York-based production company dedicated to reinventing traditional art forms and promoting discussion across a wide range of contemporary issues. The Atticus Group was represented on Broadway by Baz Luhrmann's Tony Award-winning production of Puccini s LA BOHEME. Atticus also co-produced the innovative revival of BIG RIVER with the Roundabout Theatre Company.  

Karslake also is known for his film "Every Three Seconds," which profiles five ordinary people from countries around the world who have found remarkable, yet simple, ways to make a difference in combatting hunger and extreme poverty. From gleaning fields to gather fresh produce for the hungry in North Carolina to launching the largest microfinance institution in Kenya, the activities of the five individuals in the film are as diverse as they are inspiring

The Karslake event in Mount Dora is a fundraiser with all collected donations directed to Global Peace Film Festival for the production of "For We Know Not What We Do."  There will be music, wine, a raffle and silent auction featuring wonderful prizes, including theatrical memorabilia.

 There is no admission charge, but a $10 donation will include a glass of wine and two raffle tickets. 

Please book in advance at 


 or Call (407)603-9215

Get your tickets here:



Link to the website and trailer for “For the Bible Tells Me So”: http://www.forthebibletellsmeso.org/indexa.htm


Aside from Sundance, other honors for the film include:

Seattle International Film Festival, AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY


Provincetown International Film Festival, HBO AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY


Tampa international Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY.




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: www.sewminithings.com.


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

A new season is underway, so please visit www.orlandogaychorus.org for a schedule. Or, contact Bob Smith-Trent at racrjs@aol.com 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:  gizmozoebob@yahoo.com 

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: overtheriver@yahoogroups.com or call: 407-928-8376.

For activities of interest to LGBT people in The Villages, go to www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.org
A Central Florida LGBT Golf League is forming. Here is an opportunity to meet other family golfers 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 golfer1179@yahoo.com.

Horseback Riding: Anyone interested in organizing some outings?  Register your interest by emailing: horsebackriding@thetriangleconnection.com.

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 groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowpaddlers. 

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 earnesth@ci.mount-dora.fl.us. 

Any men or women who would like to golf at any time, contact Glenna at 352-383-9189 or glennaburch@mac.com 

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: events@thetriangleconnection.com.



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