Coffeehouse is Pride for Youth’s longest-running program, and provides a safe, friendly, substance-free environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/ queer (LGBTQ) youth, and their straight allies, come together every Friday night to make friends and have fun. It is also an important place for LGBTQ youth to get support from peers and adults who understand what it’s like to grow up LGBTQ. There is always a professional counselor available for drop-in counseling, which is free and confidential. There are different activities each week – from guest speakers and performers to drag nights and talent shows. Coffeehouse is strictly a youth-only space (under 21 ONLY).
If you are new to Coffeehouse, you MUST go through a brief orientation called “New Participant Orientation Program” (NPOP) to familiarize you with Pride for Youth and its staff. NPOP is offered every Friday beginning at 8:15pm, so please arrive a little beforehand on your first night.