Workshops for Students

Pride for Youth’s renowned Community Education program reached over 8,500 students in middle schools, high schools and colleges across Long Island and Queens in 2015. Workshops such as “Understanding Homophobia” and “Understanding Transphobia” can be tailored to fit the needs of your students. Classes book quickly, so call early to schedule.

Understanding Sexual Orientation
This workshop raises awareness regarding what lesbian, gay, and bisexual students face both in and outside of school. It encourages students to examine their own feelings and opens dialogue to increase sensitivity and reduce bias.

Understanding Gender
This presentation helps to raise understanding and awareness surrounding the topics of transphobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and what it means to be transgender.

Allyship in Action
Designed for students who are members of Gay/Straight Alliances (GSAs). Through lecture, open discussion and role-playing, students examine their own viewpoints and develop improved skills for responding to anti-LGBTQ bias in their schools and communities

Contact: Lauren McCarthy (516) 679-9000 Ext. 15 or

Workshops for Faculty, Administrators and Professionals

Creating Safer Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning/ Queer (LGBTQ) Youth
Designed for all school personnel to raise awareness about challenges faced by LGBTQ youth. Participants will discuss the risk factors and explore realistic strategies to make school a safer place for all students, including the creation of Gay/Straight Alliances.

Working with LGBTQ Youth
LGBTQ adolescents face particular challenges. Service providers, social workers, and mental health professionals are introduced to the dynamics of growing up LGBTQ. Specific emphasis is placed on transgender youth and young men who have sex with men. Learn how your organization can become more responsive to this population.

PrEP/PEP – Creating a Culture of Effective Health Care for YMSM
Can a pill a day (PrEP/PEP) prevent HIV? Professionals will learn about the challenges facing young gay and bisexual men living on Long Island and provide them with a better understanding of how to utilize PrEP/PEP as an intervention to lessen HIV risk among this population.

Contact: Aiden Jay Kaplan at (516) 679-9000 ext. 11 or

U=U (Undetectable=Untransmittable) – Effectively Incorporating the U=U Message into your HIV Prevention Care Programs

We now have the science to say that a person living with HIV, engaged in effective treatment and with an undetectable viral load, cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners.  This interactive workshop will explore the background and science that have brought us to this groundbreaking moment in HIV prevention and care. We will examine the language needed to carry the message to professionals and clients, as well as the potential benefits to diminishing HIV stigma and engaging individuals living with HIV,  in effective treatment. Attendees will develop an understanding how U=U fits into NYS three point plan for ending the AIDS epidemic, as well as how to incorporate the u=u message into all aspects of your HIV prevention and care programs.

For more info or to schedule a free workshop, please contact Maria Demauro, at (516) 679-9000 ext 16 or at