Gay Guide

Connecticut
Pink Star Rating

8

Capital

Hartford

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford

Gay Age of Consent

16

Lesbian Age of Consent

16

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Connecticut's sodomy laws were repealed through legislative action in 1971. Connecticut is one of the 13 US states which has anti-discrimination laws protecting lesbian and gays.The legislation covers public and private employent, public and private housing, education, credit and union practices. Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orietation is also banned in public schools. On hate crimes Connecticut has an aggrevated offence of “intimidation based on bigotry or bias” which can be applied to any crime, if it can be shown that the attacker acted (1) maliciously and (2) the attacker specifically chose to attack the person because of their sexual orientation

Population

3.40 million

Climate

The best time to visit the eastern USA is during the summer months from May to September though if you find heat a problem visit in May or September. In summer, sea fog can be a problem around the coasts, and there can be excessive heat and humidity in the cities. Average daily temperatures can reach 28 °c . In the Autumn, average daily maximum temperatures fall rapidly during this period, ranging from 24 °c in September, to 12 °c in November. The winter months are cold and the snowfall accumulation reaches its maximum in February. The Eastern seaboard is capable of receiving some exceptional snowfalls at this time of year. Daily average maximum temperatures only reach about 4 - 6 °C with a poor average of 5 - 6 hours of sunshine. The transition from winter to summer happens quickly from mid-April onwards, and May is normally a warm sunny month. Daily average monthly temperatures range from 9 °C in March, to 21 °C in May. There are approximately 7-8 hours of sunshine on average per day.