Empower. Validate. Support.

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 13 and under, Youth 14 – 17/18, and Youth 18 -25.

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

New Haven Pride Center Scholarship Fund

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 2021-22 scholarship application launched on February 1, 2020. Click here to start your application and read more about our different scholarship awards. Read more about our 2020-21 scholarship recipients here

2021 Virtual LGBTQ+ Youth Programming

New Year means new programming. The Center is excited to share all of our new youth-focused programming including all of our new support groups and social programming. New programming information to be announced soon including our new youth program curators! 

Youth Support Groups

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 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.

Meet the Program Officer

Ala Ochumare (she/her)

Manager of LGBTQ+ Youth Programming
(read her bio)

Contact her with question at

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Youth Programming Calendar