PRIDE New Haven 2021

PRIDE New Haven 2021

September 12-19, 2021

In-Person & Virtual Events

PRIDE New Haven is a visible infusion of LGBTQ+ celebratory programming that highlights the culture, art, and history of New Haven and Connecticut’s LGBTQ+ community. Through a high-visibility series of events PRIDE New Haven turns downtown New Haven and surrounding towns into a community-wide safe spaces for New Haven and Connecticut’s vastly diverse LGBTQ+ community.

This year PRIDE New Haven will be avaliable to experience both virtually AND in-person! This year, you will be able to enjoy the Festivities of PRIDE New Haven by either attending all of the fun-filled events in person at the various venues around New Haven and the surrounding area OR watch it live on PRIDE TV on the Center’s website! Full schedule of events will be announced in August 2021.

Pride celebrations in Connecticut go back to the 1980s, but the relevance these types of gatherings is more important than ever in the face of national policy trends that attack and divide the community while simultaneously creating adversarial relationships between different minority groups. PRIDE New Haven, which celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2018, is the only pride celebration in Connecticut that creates a multi-day series of events that include arts, culture, and humanities programming in tandem with celebratory events to bring the community together in shared experiences.

The 23rd PRIDE New Haven will kick-off with our third Day of Action and will include a calendar of over 20 events including PRIDEfest at the North Haven Fair Grounds on Saturday, September 18th! Check out PRIDE New Haven 2020 here.

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PRIDE Programming Team

Patrick J Dunn _ Colour
Patrick J Dunn (he/him)


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Frank Borrelli _ Circle
Frank Borrelli (he/him)

Assistant Producer

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Laura Boccadoro
Laura Boccadoro (she/her)

Associate Producer

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Val Doty _ Circle
Valerie Doty (she/her)

Assistant Producer

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Thank You to Our Producing Partner

Engage in PRIDE New Haven


PRIDE New Haven events include a variety of performance opportunities. We are specifically looking for musicians/bands, dance groups, drag artists, spectacle and street performance artists, and circus troupes/artists, but are open to many different types of performance art. PRIDE New Haven 2021 performance opportunities are available mainly during our PRIDEfest on Saturday, September 18th but also throughout the week of September 12 – 19th.

Apply to Perform

PRIDE New Haven’s success is driven by the support of volunteers who help with every aspect of the week’s events – from planning to production, PRIDE New Haven would not be possible without the support of our incredible volunteer corps. Each year the Center aims to recruit 50-60 volunteers to help with the various events of pride, particular the Saturday Festival at the North Haven Fair Grounds!

Join Our Volunteer Core

Invest in PRIDE New Haven, one of Connecticut’s largest LGBTQ+ events and the greatest innovator in LGBTQ+ arts and culture programming in the State, as one of our sponsors! Sponsorships begin as low as $1,000 and include a variety of key benefits to get your brand in front of the vastly diverse LGBTQ+ community. Download the Sponsorship One Sheet here. 

Reserve Your Sponsorship

Every year for PRIDE New Haven, the Center producers our annual PRIDE Guide which includes Pride-focused articles, artist information, event details and more! The Pride Guide is distributed to over 5,000 invidiauls who attend the events and participate in all of the fun of PRIDE New Haven. Ads begin as low as $350. Download the Pride Guide Advertising One Sheet.

Reserve Your Ad Space

During PRIDEfest on Saturday, September 18th, thousands of Connecticut LGBTQ+ community members will join us at the North Haven Fair Grounds for an afternoon of music, drag, food, and more! Reserve your vendor and/or information booth spot to make sure you are apart of our amazing vendor village!

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