Barry will be an important voice for equality on the West Hartford Town Council!
Barry is a 26-year resident of Connecticut and a 24-year resident of West Hartford having lived at the same address between the Center and Park Road since moving here. Barry lives with his partner of 27 years and their teenage son who attends West Hartford Public Schools. Barry is involved with local politics and is the District 3 Chair for the Democratic Town Committee. After serving two terms as Co-Chair of the Town’s Human Rights Commission, he was appointed as a Town Council Zoning Alternate. Barry is the founder and a Co-Chair for West Hartford Pride. West Hartford Pride has grown from a small rally to one of the largest festivals in town. Of all the activities Barry is involved in, he loves to spend time in the garden growing flowers and vegetables. He is a proponent of pollinator gardens and promoting native plants. Of all that Barry does, he finds being a dad perhaps the most challenging, but by far the most rewarding. Barry is the Director of External Communications and Policy at APNH: A Place to Nourish your Health (formerly AIDS Project New Haven) in New Haven, CT. In this role, Barry builds upon the years of working in HIV prevention, Continuum of Care Planning and Implementation, and advocacy to improve delivery of services and build advocacy networks in Connecticut. In addition to APNH, Barry serves as a Co-Chair with the Connecticut LGBTQ+ Justice and Opportunity Network formerly known as the Connecticut LGBTQ+ Health and Human Services Network. The Network was created to improve existing services and identify gaps in services for the LGBTQ+ Community and to advise the Connecticut State General Assembly in policy creation or modification. Barry enjoys working with stakeholders across the state and beyond to create increased awareness of HIV, improve access to HIV prevention and care and to help uplift voices that are not always heard and/or considered.