New Haven Pride Center


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Groups Sponsored by the Pride Center

Friends of the Pride Center

Groups listed here are not sponsored by the Pride Center, but often meet at the Center, or are Center friends.

Trans* Adult Support Group

This new support group for transgender adults takes place twice per month at the Pride Center. If you are trans identified, 21+ years old and would like to be a part of the group, please contact the Center at to be connected to a group facilitator.

The group meets twice monthly.

LGBT Senior Support Group

This newest addition to the Center will support and address areas that affect the lives of LGBT individuals. Areas of focus include: Closet issues with family/friends, loss of a partner, marriage or not, finances, wills (living or other), recreation, navigating social media and contact (e-mail, Facebook, etc.), combating loneliness, etc. To get more information or to join the group, email

The group meets the fourth Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.

GLANCE (ages 18-28)

GLANCE (Gays and Lesbians Among the New Haven Community Enlightening) serves the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community by providing educational, social and charitable programs. We welcome 18-28 year old LGBT people from all walks of life and provide regular programming and services to strengthen the community and to bring all of its members together.

It is a social group, whose activities include game nights, movie nights, discussion nights, parties, pizza nights, outside trips and more!

The group meets monthly. Contact for more details. A group is also available on Facebook.

Board/Card Game Gathering

A revival of our popular game night. Join us to play card and board games, including a few selections that may be new to you! Feel free to also bring games of your own. Sundays are free parking days in downtown, with ample street parking. There's no charge to join in, but donations are always welcome.

Meets monthly on the third Sunday of each month from 1-4 p.m. Email for more details.

LGBT Veterans Group

The LGBT Veterans group provides a welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Veterans to connect, socialize, and support one another. This is a new and exciting group that will be beginning at the New Haven Pride Center! The group will engage in various activities such as movie nights, game nights, and local trips.

Please contact the group organizer at for more information.

Gay Parents Group

One of our newest groups, it brings together gay parents to share ideas, suggestions and issues around parenting. The group currently meets once a month at the Pride Center.


To get more information or to join the group, email

Rainbow Support Group

The Rainbow Support Group provides support and affirmation to people with developmental disabilities who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. This is one of the first of its kind in the nation. The Rainbow Support Group has its own dedicated website, too. Click here to check it out!

Second Sunday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Contact John Allen by e-mailing NOTE: Group does not meet in July.

Poem Haven

Poem Haven meets monthly and is open to the LGBTQ community (18 & older, please). Bring something you have written to share, or just come anyway! We always have poetry books from our library, from which anyone can select some poetry to read. The group is free but donations are always needed at the Center.

Poem Haven meets the second Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Koffee?, 104 Audubon St. in New Haven.

Rainbow Drama

Playwrights gather, bring scenes to read aloud as a group, and provide feedback and support for their fellow playwrights. The group also plans to stage readings of plays!

Rainbow Drama meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. To RSVP or for more information about the group, email Karima at

Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut

The Court holds monthly meetings at the Center for its members. Click here for more information about the Imperial Court.

CT Pride Hikers

CT Pride Hikers picks a new location each month in which to explore, socialize and check out some of the beautiful scenery Connecticut has to offer. Previous events have had as many as 30 attendees. Upcoming pride hikes will be posted on our Events page; more information can also be found at the CT Pride Hikers Google Group.

New Haven Mix-n-Mingle

The New Haven Mix-n-Mingle group is a Happy Hour social group for the gay and lesbian community in greater New Haven. Happy hour locations rotate around the city and the group usually meets at least once a month, sometimes twice, either Thursdays or Fridays. The events are a great way to network and socialize within the GLBT community. More information can be found on the group's Facebook page, or by emailing


The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The local chapter of GLSEN meets at the Center regularly for training and new member meetings. Find out more about the Connecticut chapter of GLSEN here.