PRIDE New Haven 2019

PRIDE New Haven 2019

September 15-22, 2019

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 this high-visibility series of events over the course of the week-long celebration, the PRIDE New Haven’s planning committee, alongside the New Haven Pride Center, turns downtown New Haven into a community-wide safe space for New Haven and Connecticut’s vastly diverse LGBTQ+ community.

Full schedule of events and list of performers can be found below. 

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 week-long series of events that include arts, culture, and humanities programming in tandem with celebratory events to bring the community together in shared experiences. The 21st PRIDE New Haven will continue the tradition established in 2018 by producing a week-long celebration that features events geared towards highlighting and celebrating the history, culture, and diversity of the LGBTQQIP2sAA community.

Questions about PRIDE New Haven? Contact us at pride@newhavenpridecenter.org.

2019 PRIDE Guide

PRIDE New Haven 2019 Schedule of Activities

Flag Raising Ceremony with Mayor Toni N Harp

5:30 – 6:00p | New Haven Green, 165 Church Street, New Haven

Celebrate the start of PRIDE New Haven at our Flag Raising Ceremony with Mayor Toni Harp and other elected officials on the New Haven Green. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

PRIDE New Haven Kick-Off Reception

5:30 – 9:00p | Audubon Center Terrace, 70 Audubon Street, New Haven

Start off your PRIDE New Haven at our Kick-Off Reception which includes music, cash bar, fabulous conversations, and delicious food by Atelier Florian . Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

Opening Reception of Exhibition V

6:00 – 8:00p | New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven

Join us for the opening reception of the 5th Exhibition in our 2019-20 Exhibition Series. More information about the exhibit coming soon.

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

Choosing to Label A Youth Workshop with Robyn Ochs

3:00 – 4:00p | Co-Op High School, 177 College Street, New Haven

Renowned Bisexual activist and advocate Robyn Ochs speaks to LGBTQ+ youth about sexual orientation, bisexuality, and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more!

FREE event for LGBTQ+ high school students and their allies. Please bring your ID.
Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

“Getting Bi” Workshop with Robyn Ochs

5:30 – 7:00p | New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven

Renowned Bisexual activist and advocate Robyn Ochs hosts her “Getting Bi” workshop where participants will explore bisexuality and discuss ways in which as a community we can move forward and advocate better for each other and creating supportive spaces. Read more!

$15 Registration (or $10 for Center Members and students). Register online.
Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

Bisexuality & Activism a Discussion with Robyn Ochs and Shari Lucas

7:30 – 9:00p | New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven

Renowned Bisexual activist and advocate Robyn Ochs sits down for a conversation with Connecticut Bisexual activist Shari Lucas to discuss Bisexual+ activism. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

LGBTQ+ Women’s Social

5:00 – 10:00p | Three Sheets New Haven, 372 Elm Street, New Haven

Join us for our PRIDE LGBTQ+ women’s social featuring the talents of some of our local LGBTQ+ women performers Sister Funk and Carrie Ashton. Read more!

$5 cover. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

Doc-YOU Screening : TransMilitary

7:30 – 9:00p | Southern Connecticut State University, Engleman Hall, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven

Throughout the year the New Haven Pride Center is proud to partner with Southern Connecticut State University’s SAGE Center to showcase LGBTQ+ stories through screenings of documentaries. For PRIDE we will be screening the documentary TransMilitary Directed and Written by Gabriel Silverman, and Co-Directed and Conceptualized by Fiona Dawson. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

Center Cabaret Presents Edojah : Risking It All For Freedom by Edafe Okporo

6:30p & 8:30p | Lyric Hall Theatre, 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven

Join us for our next installment of the New Haven Pride Center’s Center Cabaret series! Edafe Okporo brings his incredible story as a queer refugee in America. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

LGBTQ+ College Social

8:00p – 12:00a | Elm City Social, 266 College Street, New Haven

Join us for our PRIDE LGBTQ+ college social featuring the talents of some New Haven’s top drag performers and singer/songwriter Baby Kitty. Read more!

$5 cover. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

Gay New Haven Pageant

10:00p – 2:00a | Partners Cafe 365 Crown Street, New Haven

Who will take the crowns in our next Gay New Haven Pageant for Mr and Miss Gay New Haven? Come and watch the competition OR compete for the crown! Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

PRIDE March

1:00 – 2:00P | New Haven Green, 165 Church Street, New Haven

PRIDE started as a protest, join us as we show our PRIDE and our resilience as a community as we march through downtown New Haven with signs, pride flags, and unity as a community. Read more!

FREE event – registration encouraged to make check-in faster. Register here.
Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

PRIDE Block Party

2:00 – 10:00p | Center Street (between Orange and Church), New Haven

The PRIDE Block Party is the centerpiece to PRIDE New Haven – eight hours of entertainment, family-fun, food trucks, information booths, and more! Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

LGBTQ+ Youth Social and Open Mic

7:30 – 9:00p | City Wide Youth Coalition, 928 Chapel Street, Suite 201, New Haven

PRIDE New Haven’s youth department is excited to partner with Q Plus and City Wide Youth Coalition to create a special LGBTQ+ Youth Social (13 – 17) and Open Mic! Families / Friends welcome! Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

PRIDE After Party

10:00p – 2:00a | Gotham Citi, 84 Orange Street (Center Street Entrance), New Haven

After the PRIDE Block Party join us at Gotham Citi for the official PRIDE New Haven After Party – more music and dancing, more entertainment, the Men of Eden and porn star Ricky Roman. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

Drag Queen Story Hour

10:00 – 11:00a | New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven

Family-friendly time hasn’t had this much character – join us for a fabulous New Haven edition of the popular national phenomenon Drag Queen Story Hour. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

11:00a – 12:30p | Leaves from New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven

New Haven Pride Center founder and LGBTQ+ historian John D. Allen leads you on a walking tour of downtown New Haven’s LGBTQ+ history. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

 

PRIDE Tea Dance

4:00 – 8:00p | York Street Cafe, 168 York Street, New Haven

Our closing event of PRIDE New Haven, the PRIDE Tea Dance, which will feature the vocals of an incredible roster of LGBTQ+ musical acts. Read more!

FREE event. Tell us you’re going on facebook!

Meet the Amazing Artists of PRIDE New Haven 2019

168 York Street Cafe
Atelier Florian
Elm City Social
IKEA
KeyBank
Nutmeg State Financial
Partners Cafe
Southern Connecticut State University
Te Amo Tequila
Technolutions
Three Sheets New Haven

 

Additional Community Sponsors

AT&T, Bristol Health, Fair Haven Community Health Care, Indeed, and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Thank you to all of the incredible sponsors who come together to make PRIDE New Haven, the second largest LGBTQ+ annual gathering in Connecticut, possible. Want to join our list of sponsors? Download our Sponsorship Sheet, click here to pay for a sponsorship level, and/or contact the New Haven Pride Center at pride@newhavenpridecenter.org

Engage in PRIDE New Haven 2019

ENTERTAINMENT

Our 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.

We are no longer accepting artist applications. 

VOLUNTEERING

PRIDE New Haven is made possible through the support of individuals like you who volunteer their time to help with a variety of tasks and activities! For 2019 we are looking for dynamic team of volunteers who will ensure that the 2nd largest LGBTQ+ Gathering in Connecticut possible!

SPONSORSHIP

Invest in PRIDE New Haven and help make our events, advocacy, and programming a reality! Download for PRIDE New Haven Sponsorship Sheet here.

At this time we are no longer able to offer sponsorship benefits for PRIDE New Haven. Please contact our Executive Director Patrick Dunn to inquire about other sponsorship opportunities. 

VENDORS / BOOTHS / FOOD TRUCKS

Vend and/or set up an information booth at the PRIDE New Haven Block Party on Saturday, September 21, 2019!

We are no longer accepting vendors. 

PRIDE GUIDE

Advertise in the special PRIDE New Haven edition of Centerline Magazine, an LGBTQ+ news publication produced and published by the New Haven Pride Center! Check out last years’ issue here.

The Pride Guide has been sent to the printer, if you are interested in other advertising opportunities check out Centerline Magazine.