LGBTQ Services

Whether you've been "out and proud" your whole life, or are new to dating within the queer community, we are sensitive to the nuances and challenges that are particular to dating in the LGBTQ community. We are uniquely equipped to support you on your journey, and even have some fun along the way! We look forward to learning about you and your own personal story. 

From its inception, Authentic Connections has been open to ALL people. Check our social media platforms for upcoming events where you can meet the matchmaker and begin your journey! You can also contact us directly. We'd be happy to talk to you!


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Stacey Hardy

Outreach Kahuna and Matchmaking Apprentice

Originally from Massachusetts, Stacey has lived in the Triangle since 1987. As an openly gay woman, Stacey has raised 2 beautiful sons, been an active part of the local LGBTQ community, and is currently engaged to her girlfriend. Whether it's as director of operations for over 20 years at Visart Video, hosting community events, or researching your genealogy at her Branching Out Ancestry business, Stacey's passion for making authentic connections weaves itself through everything she does.