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The New Haven Pride Center is excited to offer LGBTQ+ youth-focused programming, activities, and support services throughout the year. In June 2019, the Center welcomed Ala Ochumare to our team with the goal of enhancing and increasing our LGBTQ+ focused offerings.

The New Haven Pride Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Programming focusing on three distinct populations of youth – Children under 13, Youth 13 – 17/18, and Youth 18 -25.

The Center’s Youth programming is made possible with support from :

2021 Virtual LGBTQ+ Youth Programming

More information coming soon. 

The New Haven Pride Center is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to foster the next generation of LGBTQ+ leaders in Connecticut and beyond.

Originally established as a single scholarship in 2011, the Center’s scholarship funds have grown vastly over the past decade to include additional awards and scholarships intended to support special areas of studies and inequity for minorities within the larger LGBTQ+ community. The Center’s scholarship fund includes four distinct awards : David Knapp Scholarship, Rosa Nilvo O’Connell Memorial Scholarship, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood Scholarship and the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut Memorial Scholarship.

The 2020-21 scholarship application is now closed. The 2021-22 scholarship application will become avaliable in March. Read more about our 2020-21 scholarship recipients here

Meet the Program Officer

Ala Ochumare (she/her)

LGBTQ+ Youth Program Officer
(read her bio)

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Youth Support Groups

Youth Safe Space

Join us in our LGBTQ+ Youth-centered space! This space, is designed for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14 – 24. This space is for conversations, connection building, and safe space to explore concerns of our Communities, Schools, and physical and emotional well-being. This group meets everything Thursday on Zoom. Click here to register.

Trans Young Adult Support Group

The Trans Young Adult Support group is a support group for young adults ages 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

Youth Programming Calendar