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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.

September Virtual LGBTQ+ Youth Programming

Tuesday, October 13 @ 12:30p

Drag Artist Story Hour with Mia from the House of Lay – live on Twitch and Facebook

Mia will be reading a few LGBTQ+ themed books and doing a special art activity.

Saturday, October 17th @ 12:30pm

Youth Writing Workshop: Re-write Your Story: Writing to Heal Shameon Zoom – Register here

In this workshop we will identify the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves.
Most of these stories are limiting and impact the way we see ourselves and others. Once we identify them, we will reclaim our rightful place as authors,
collectively creating the life and world we desire.

Tuesday, October 20 @ 4:30p

Youth Workshop: Zine Making on Zoom, Register Here (it’s FREE)

Zines are a personal medium that have been used for decades by queer folks to tell and share their stories of resilience and healing. In this Zoom-based workshop, participants will learn how to make and design a one-page zine. The only supplies needed are computer paper (letter size) and black ballpoint or felt tip pens (not Sharpie). This will be facilitated by Aly Maderson Quinlog.

Friday, October 23 @ 4:30p

Youth Talk: Gen Z on Queernesslive on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube

Queer Gen Z youth will sit down and discuss their viewpoints on queerness and how they’ve seen it within their lives compared to other generations.

Saturday, October 24 @ 1:00p

Youth Talk: Latinx Youth on Queerness – live on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube

Queer Latinx youth talk about what queerness means to them in a Latinx context.

Thursday, October 29 @ 8:00p

Youth Halloween Bash – live on Twitch

A Halloween party for youth featuring a DJ, Halloween costume contest, virtual dance party, and drag performances.

Ala Ochumare

LGBTQ+ Youth Program Officer (read 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

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