The Upper Delaware GLBT Center announces that beginning January 1st 2017 our organization will be called TRIVERSITY.
We have changed our name but not our mission. A name helps to define an organization and our name clearly plays a role in establishing our value to all people based on sexual and gender diversity as well as to our straight allies. Our new name helps place clear emphasis on our vision to serve all no matter how they identify. As both sexuality and gender fall on a spectrum, many people do not identify with the LGBT tag. Our new name puts us at the forefront of a change that is happening rapidly and indicates to all that we are a safe and welcoming space for all.
One factor for changing our name is closing a perception gap that we are here to provide services and events only to the Upper Delaware area in Pike County when we attract and work with individuals in the tristate area. Also many see us as only events, this will be a way to rebrand our services as well.
Why TRIVERSITY? It is obvious that TRI implies three and the balance of our new name indicates diversity. TRI describes us in many ways: the geographic areas we work in (three states; PA, NJ and NY); that we advocate for social change that embraces diversity and eliminates oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity and we include our straight allies who complete our community; and a philosophy that includes three key words - ACCEPTANCE, SUPPORT and EMPOWERMENT which we believe strengthens us as individuals and community. Also, the TRIangle has long been associated with our community.
As many of you are aware we held a contest for our new name. While none of the names were chosen the submissions were narrowed down by our Board and the discussion of the names submitted along with the reasons behind them were the basis of us creating this new name, which was a suggestion of Wendy Kaplan
Our corporate name will continue to be The Upper Delaware GLBT Center, Inc. and will continue to be visible as we value our rich history and the vision that our founders, especially our former Executive Director, Patty Tomaszewski, had for the organization.
We welcome all to TRIVERSITY – Your Gender and Sexual Diversity Center.
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September 6th @8PM
The 2017 Rainbow Pages features local business, articles, listings, local events, and advertising from LGBT & Ally friendly businesses in the Poconos PA, Upstate NY and NJ.
If you would like to be included in our next issues of Rainbow Pages contact
Come join your TriVersity friends and family for one of our favorite bands...Three's a Crowd ! Enjoy an evening of splendid entertainment and great food and drinks on First Friday March 6th at 8:00 pm at the Water Wheel Cafe & Bakery - Historic Mill Milford, PA 18337.
Dinner reservations are highly recommended as this group sells them out fast !
On Thursday, March 5th, TriVersity will be hosting a roundtable event at the Center. Reconciling Faith: A Roundtable Discussion will allow religious leaders from various denominations/faiths the opportunity to meet with members of our community in the hope that we can listen and learn from one another. There is no pre-set agenda; this discussion is what we make of it. Many of us in the LGBTQ community hold dear to our Faith. Others of us are angry over the traumas we've suffered at the hands of organized religion. Come talk to religious leaders, ask your questions and express your concerns.
If you would like more information or know of a religious leader and/or official who might be interested in attending, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
P3 - People Promoting Pride is a support and social group for LGBTQ youth and allies. More...
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P3 Groups Meet at TriVersity Center as follows:
Youth Discussion Group (Ages 14 to 18ish) - Date to be announced
Voices - Sociodramas (Ages 14 to 22ish) - Date to be announced
Expressions - Art Program (Ages 14 to 22ish) - Tuesdays - 5-7pm
Visions - Young Adult Group (Ages 18 to 22) - Date to be announced
All LGBTQ/Ally Young Adults WELCOME
Interested in being a sponsor for a TriVersity event? It's a great way to show your support of the LGBTQ community and a great opportunity to market your product or service.
Sponsorship includes the ability to share your marketing materials with our attendees, a chance to tell our audience what you offer and a free month of advertising on our home page.
To become a sponsor call 570-618-9638 or email us at
Rainbow Pages is a directory of LGBTQ welcoming people, places and things in the tristate region. If you would like to be included in our next issues of Rainbow Pages contact
iCARE is an educational initiaitve of TriVersity designed to increase awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ community. Trainings customized to meet your specific needs can be scheduled at your school, business, agency or organization. More...