Best of Queer Connecticut

The Best of Queer Connecticut is an initiative of the New Haven Pride Center, through our print publication Centerline Magazine. Centerline Magazine, published six times a year, is one of the few LGBTQ+ print publications in New England and aims to document the history and culture of Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community.

In 2020 we are excited to launch the Best of Queer Connecticut – an opportunity for us as a community to celebrate and honor individuals, artists, small business, and organizations who make Connecticut an LGBTQ+ place to live, work, and play! Community nominations begin in February and are accepted through July 30, voting will take place in August, and the winners will be announced a special red carpet evening in New Haven in late September!

We are Now Accepting Nominations

The New Haven Pride Center and Centerline Magazine is now looking for nominations for the more than 50 categories of our inaugural Best of Queer Connecticut! Use the link below to fill out our nomination form. You can nominated up to three folks / businesses per category – please do not submit more than one form. The top 5 nominees in each category will be put to a vote and announced in September 2020. Nominations end July 30th. 

Category is : Night Life

 

Best DJ

Nominees will be listed after July 30th for voting. 

Best Dance Party

Nominees will be listed after July 30th for voting. 

Best Bartender

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Burlesque Artist

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Drag Queen

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Drag King

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Trans / Nonbinary Performer

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Drag Show

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Drag Brunch

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Erotic Dancer

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Band

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Singer

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Karaoke

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Happy Hour

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Live Music Venue

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Neighborhood Bar

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Bar / Club

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Guys Night Out

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Ladies Night Out

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Queer Night Out

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Category is : Food & Drink

 

Best Brunch (Northern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Brunch (Southern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Coffee Shop (Northern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Coffee Shop (Southern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Date Night Under $50 (Northern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Date Night Under $50 (Southern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Date Night Over $50 (Northern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Date Night Over $50 (Southern CT)

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Category is : Media

 

Best Local TV / Radio Personality

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Local Influencer

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Local Podcast

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Category is : People

 

Best Amateur Athlete

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Local College / Professional Athlete

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Artist

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Dancer / Performer

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Musician

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Clergy-Person

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Small Business Owner

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Chef

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Lawyer

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Real Estate Agent

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Stylist

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Tattoo Artist

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Most Committed Activist

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Public Official

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Doctor / Medical Provider

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Ally

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Category is : Community

 

Best Annual Fundraiser

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Trans Health Provider

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best HIV Health Provider

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Health Provider

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Social Group

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Social Event

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Sports League

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Cultural Event

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Cultural Organization

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Event

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Tattoo Parlor

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Small Business

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best LGBTQ+ Friendly Workspace

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best Queerborhood

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting. 

Best House of Worship

Nominees will be listed after April 1st for voting.