Support and Social Groups

Support and Social Groups

Support and social groups are a vital component of the Center’s support services.

The Center is home to many different types of support groups, social groups, and community meetings geared to create safe spaces for different folks within the community. The goal for these groups is to provide different opportunities to come together, share experiences, and support one another.

Most of these groups are peer-led and would not be possible without the incredible support of community leaders and partner organizations and informal collectives who volunteer their time. THANK YOU to these volunteers who are willing to give their time to organize and run the Center’s groups.

You can also check out some of the amazing groups in the community.

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Peer-Led Support Groups

acePlace

acePlace is a social and support group for individuals who identify as asexual+. The groups meets to provide peer support, discuss and share experiences, learn and practice effective communication about asexuality, and build a more connected asexual+ community. This group is facilitated by Claire Fracasse.

This group meets once a month. 

Apoyo Latinx

Tendremos una serie de eventos quincenales creados por Max Cisneros, nuestro oficial de Programas Latinx. En este espacio para la comunidad LGBTQ+ Latinx es brindado a ustedes para promover el apoyo mutuo en nuestra comunidad y seguir conectados mientras nos quedamos en casa. Este es un ambiente donde podemos tener conversaciones abiertas y sanas! Para obtener más información, comuníquese con nuestro Oficial de Programas LGBTQ + Latinx Max en latinx@newhavenpridecenter.org

Este grupo se reúne el primer y tercer sábado del mes a las 4:00 p.m.

Bisexual+ Support & Social Group

This is a support and social group for individuals who identify as bisexual+. The groups meets to provide peer support, discuss and share experiences, learn and practice effective communication to build trust and intimacy for relationships, and build a more connected bisexual+ community. This group is co-facilitated by Joshua O’Connell and Shari Lucas.

This group meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1:30p

Questioning Gender Discussion Group

This discussion group is for non-binary/trans individuals and/or anyone who is in a process of gender discovery and exploration. This group is a safe and positive space to talk about gender-related assumptions and expectations, break them down, and then start to figure out how we view gender in society and within ourselves — our attractions, our expressions, and our identities. For more info, please contact the facilitator, Shayn Ember at shayn.ember@gmail.com.

This group meets on the 2nd Monday from 7:30 – 9:00p.

Rainbow Support Group

The Rainbow Support Group provides support and affirmation to neurodiverse folks, including those who are autistic, who identify as LGBTQ+. This is one of the first of its kind in the nation, and now a model for groups across the US. The group is facilitated by John D. Allen, Ed.D. and Maureen Thomas, PhD.

Due to COVID-19 this group is not currently meeting. 

Trans Adult Support Group

The Trans Adult Support group is a support group for transgender, intersex, and gender non-binary/gender queer identifying adults (18+). If you would like to be a part of the group, please contact the group facilitators Lindsey Pembrooke and Allison Niedzwiecki at nhpcadulttransgroup@gmail.com.

This group meets three times each month on a rotating schedule. 

Transmasculine Support Group

The Transmasculine Support group meets once a month and is a support group for transgender and gender non-binary identifying adults on the masculine end of the gender identity spectrum, regardless of specific gender expression (18+). If you would like to be a part of the group, please contact the group facilitator Ryu Bell at nhpctransmascgroup@gmail.com.

This group meets once month. 

12-Step Support Groups

Loud & Proud Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is an international fellowship of individuals for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. This is an LGBTQ+ friendly Narcotics Anonymous meeting. For more information e-mail the group leader at ctna.loudandproud@gmail.com.

This group meets every Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30p.

Youth Support Groups

Safe Space

Join us in our LGBTQ+ Youth-centered space! This space, is designed for LGBTQ+ youth ages 13- 18. This space is for conversations, connection building, and safe space to explore concerns of our Communities, Schools, and physical and emotional well-being. If you would like to be a part of the group, please contact the our Youth Program Officer Ala at youth@newhavenpridecenter.org.

This group meets every Thursday at 6:00p.

Trans Young Adult Support Group

The Trans Young Adult Support group is a support group for young adults (18-25) who identify as transgender and/or gender non-binary. If you would like to be a part of the group, please contact the group facilitators Jack and Josh at tyasgnh@gmail.com.

This group meets on the 3rd Sunday from 10:30a to 12:30p.

Peer-Led Social Groups

acePlace

acePlace is a social and support group for individuals who identify as asexual+. The groups meets to provide peer support, discuss and share experiences, learn and practice effective communication about asexuality, and build a more connected asexual+ community. This group is facilitated by Claire Fracasse.

This group meets once a month. 

Bisexual+ Support & Social Group

This is a support and social group for individuals who identify as bisexual+. The groups meets to provide peer support, discuss and share experiences, learn and practice effective communication to build trust and intimacy for relationships, and build a more connected bisexual+ community. This group is co-facilitated by Joshua O’Connell and Shari Lucas.

This group meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at 1:30p

Board & Card Games

Join us for our free monthly social program for game lovers – from classics like Scrabble to new ones like Ticket to Ride, our monthly Board & Card Games is a LGBTQ+ friendly social gathering. Games rotate depending on participants’ interests – pick a game off the wall or bring your own! Hosted by New Haven Pride Center board member Joshua O’Connell.

Due to COVID-19 this group is not currently meeting. 

Trunch

Join us for our monthly transgender lunch – Trunch! Break bread, share stories, and socialize with members of the transgender, intersex and nonbinary communities. Co-hosted by Trans@Yale and Party for Socialism and Liberation (New Haven).

Due to COVID-19 this group is not currently meeting.