PCVT closed for Anti-violence march.

on Monday, 16 January 2017. Posted in Safespace

PCVT closed for Anti-violence march.

Hello folks! Pride Center of Vermont is gonna close earlier today Monday January 16th to join the Anti-violence march starting at Burlington High School, at 2pm. Sorry for any inconvenicence. 

MLK Day Action with Black Lives Matter VT

on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. Posted in Safespace

MLK Day Action with Black Lives Matter VT

On Monday, January 16th the Pride Center will be closing at 1:45 to take part in Black Lives Matter VT's action against police brutality and the school to prison pipeline. We invite you to join us in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter VT. https://www.facebook.com/events/1362444590474288/

PCVT Closed at 12:00pm

on Friday, 06 January 2017.

PCVT Closed at 12:00pm

Hello folks! Pride Center of Vermont will close today January 6th 2017 at 12:00pm due to staff meeting. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted in Safespace

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

Pride Center of Vermont is ecstatic to be a host site for a Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) Intern each summer. This year the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program is accepting applications from undergraduate students across the US to participate in exciting PAID internships in host sites around the country.


The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps is a paid summer internship program that places undergraduate students at reproductive rights and social justice organizations around the country.

Students selected for the program receive:

  • A full-time 10-week substantive internship at a reproductive rights and/or social justice organization with a $3500 stipend
  • An intensive 3 day training at the annual CLPP Conference.  Training will include workshops on non-profit organizations, grassroots organizing, effective communication, self-care, and reproductive and social justice.
  • Continued support and training throughout the summer
  • An online community where the Summer 2017 cohort will post reflective weekly reports
  • An opportunity to present their work at the 2018 CLPP Conference

I’m deeply grateful for this opportunity. There is no way I would have been able to work at the Pride Center for a summer as an unpaid intern, so I am grateful to CLPP/RRASC for the support and training. And I am beyond grateful for the Pride Center for an amazing summer working with activists in Vermont’s rural queer community. I am leaving with a portfolio of work, an array of work experience and many connections that I will never forget.
—Ellen Bryer '14 RRASC

For more information, contact CLPP Assistant Director, at 413.559.5859 or RRASC@hampshire.edu.

Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) Application:

Apply Here

Application deadline is coming up quickly! Applications are due by January 15 at 11:59 pm.

An Evening of Mindfulness

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Safespace

An Evening of Mindfulness

An Evening of Mindfulness
Hosted by Katrina Dreamer and Pride Center VT
7:30 – 9 pm, Tuesday, January 17

With the upcoming inauguration, many of us need a space where we can cultivate calm and connection. This evening is designed to help you center yourself, find a moment of peace, and connect with others in the community. Katrina will lead a guided mindfulness meditation and provide a space where people can share their feelings about the new administration. 

Katrina Dreamer is a mindfulness instructor, dreamworker, academic coach, and tutor. She has taught workshops and classes on mindfulness and energy work at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley as well as privately. She works with both children and adults to help them cultivate their intuition and a sense of calm. Find out more at www.katrinadreamer.com.

Holiday Closings

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. Posted in Safespace

Holiday Closings
Wishing you a happy holiday season from all of us at the Pride Center of Vermont. Our offices and programs will be closed on Thursday 12/22, Friday 12/23, Monday, 12/26, and Monday 1/2. 
We hope that the holidays will be merry and gay but we know it can be a difficult time for many people. We encourage you to call us or come in during our open hours if we can be of assistance.

Pride Center Staff

Upcoming Momentum Events

on Wednesday, 07 December 2016.

Upcoming Momentum Events

-There's some free LGBTQIA comedy at the Vermont Comedy club tonight (12/7) at 9:00.

-There are LGBTQIA  holiday shows at the the Comedy club on Sunday 12/11 at 5:00 and 7:30.

-Momentum is having our soup party Sunday at 1:00 
-Hump Day get together will take a break for the holidays, and start back up again on January 11th at 5:30 at Art's Riot.

Seeking a Shared Living Provider

on Tuesday, 06 December 2016.

Seeking a Shared Living Provider

Do you have experience in the mental health field?  Do you enjoy arts and crafts, shopping, eating healthy, and being silly?  We are seeking a Shared Living Provider (s) to support an independent 49 year old woman.  The ideal candidate would be kind and sensitive with strong boundaries and the ability  to provide consistent care and supervision.  The right provider (s) will provide a calm and peaceful home environment. Compensation:  $30,000 tax-free annual stipend and generous respite.  Interested candidates contact lreid@howardcenter.org or call 802.488.6563


We would greatly appreciate any assistance you might provide in circulating our ad and helping us reach providers who might be a match for this shared living opportunity. Thank you.

Pride Center of Vermont will close at 4:00pm on Monday Dec 5th

on Monday, 05 December 2016.

Pride Center of Vermont will close at 4:00pm on Monday Dec 5th

Hey folks! Pride Center of Vermont will be closed after 4:00pm on Monday December 5th in preparation for "Uncorked for a cause", PCVT's last big event of the year. Grab a bottle of wine and come to BCA at 6:00pm for our annual wine auction.

Cash Bar only.

See you there!

Facebook Event

Uncorked for a cause

New Song for Trans Solidarity

on Friday, 02 December 2016.

New Song for Trans Solidarity

Hello Friends,

I'm a Boston musician who has recently written and recorded Pop-Up Boy in solidarity with the trans community - now more than ever!
The spoken word segment in the middle of the song is NC Governor McCrory - this song is in defiance of HB2.

I'll attach it below and invite (encourage!) you to post it, play it, share it as you feel appropriate - assuming you like it.

Eric (audiopetrol)



Seeking Participants for Research Project

on Friday, 02 December 2016.

Seeking Participants for Research Project

Seeking participants for a research project on decision making

Hello everyone!

My name is Nicholas DeMassi, I am an economics student at the University of Vermont and I am seeking participants for my thesis research. In particular, I am looking to recruit self-identifying straight and gay men for a decision making study that involves playing a game and taking a short demographic survey.

Participation will involve compensation for your time. Playing the game does not involve interaction with other participants; however you will be in the same room as other participants. Your name and sexual orientation will not be known to other participants and will only be used by the researchers.

If you are interested in being a participant in this study or if you have further questions, please contact me at 774-254-1045(phone call or text) or ndemassi@uvm.edu. Thank you very much for your time!

Nicholas DeMassi



PCVT Job Announcement for GLAM Coordinator

on Thursday, 01 December 2016. Posted in Events

PCVT Job Announcement for GLAM Coordinator
Pride Center of Vermont is adding a new Part Time position to the GLAM program! Are you a social media wiz with a knack for creating fun events for your friends? This job might be for you!!!  Come work with an amazing team! 
Job Announcement:
MPowerment Coordinator
Reports to: Health & Wellness Director
Status: P/T Position, (20 hours/week) $20/hour
Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled. Suggested deadline for resume and cover letter: December 16, 2017 


Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is looking for a P/T Mpowerment Coordinator Position for the Health and Wellness Program. PCVT celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Vermonters. 

Primary Functions

The Mpowerment Coordinator works with the Health and Wellness Team to produce HIV prevention and testing programs primarily focused on the Mpowerment Program (GLAM) and Social Networks Testing Program (6 Degrees).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Co-coordinate the Mpowerment Project (GLAM), developing fun and engaging outreach events, publicity materials, and social media campaigns to attract GBT guys to the program and promote a sex-positive, safer sex message.
  • Plan, promote, implement and facilitate fun events for GLAM and 6 Degrees and other community outreach opportunities.
  • Along with the GLAM Core Group, serve as a starting point for the diffusion process of safer sex messages to all young gay, bisexual, queer and/or trans men in Vermont.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of young gay, bisexual, queer and/or trans men who join the Project as volunteers.
  • Support the Health and Wellness Team in conducting sex-positive, harm-reduction focused “Mgroups” that promote safer sex behavior and discussion.
  • Co-Facilitate GLAM Weekly Core Group meetings
  • Network and collaborate with appropriate organizations to build support, participation and partnerships.
  • Provide HIV counseling, testing and referrals, through PCVT’s anonymous HIV testing program after participating in certification with Vermont Department of Health.

Preferred Qualities and Skills

PCVT is looking for an energetic, team-oriented individual to help move the Mpowerment Program forward. This person must have exceptional time management skills and follow through. This person must also be highly personable and enthusiastic about working with the diverse LGBTQ communities in Vermont. The candidates should demonstrate abilities in reaching gay, bi, and trans men who are at high risk of contracting HIV or are HIV positive.  Previous experience with the Mpowerment model and certification in HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral are a plus, but not required. Working knowledge of Excel preferred. Strong communication skills are a must. Program activities take place primarily in the evenings and on some weekends.

How to apply

E-mail cover letter and resume to Mike Bensel at Mike@pridecentervt.org with ‘Mpowerment Coordinator’ in the subject line.

Pride Center of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  People of color, transgender and gender non-conforming people, survivors of violence, people with disabilities, people living with HIV, and individuals of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.  


Ugly Sweater/ Yankee Swap!

on Wednesday, 30 November 2016.

Ugly Sweater/ Yankee Swap!

'Tis the season for Ugly Sweaters! Come to Oak45's 5 dollars wine Tuesday and hang out with GLAM as we take part in the spirit of the holidays and exchange presents while admiring cold weather clothing. We had a great time last year and this year won't be any different!! So come out of hibernation for this night and share this fun experience with us.

P.S.: If you wanna participate in the gift swap we ask for a maximum of 10 dollars. No need to spend all of your holiday shopping money here! :D

Check out the FACEBOOK Event

Trans Town Hall: Holiday Survival

on Monday, 28 November 2016. Posted in Safespace

Trans Town Hall: Holiday Survival

The holidays aren't always easy...

The Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Community Project at PCVT invites you to December's Trans Town Hall: Holiday Survival.

Join us for an open forum with Kara DeLeonardis-Kraus, LICSW, MSW Therapist, Nancy Feldman, LCMHC Therapist and Catarina Campbell from the Pride Center's SafeSpace Program for a sharing of ideas, concerns and coping strategies to help you get through the holidays.

Friday December 2nd, 6:30-8pm at the Pride Center: 255 South Champlain St. Suite #12. 

We're here for you.

Vermont Burlesque Festival

on Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Posted in Events

Vermont Burlesque Festival

What: Vermont Burlesque Festival! The Vermont Burlesque Festival celebrates the local burlesque community and talent, offers continuing burlesque education and culture, and introduces the greater Vermont community to talent from outside of its borders. There will be multiple performances, comedy, and classes, from both local Vermonters and performers from outside the state. 

When: January 19, 20, and 21-- follow this link for the complete schedule! http://www.vermontburlesquefestival.com/Schedule.html

Where: ArtsRiot on Thursday for the opening cermonies (benefitting the Pride Center of Vermont), Barre on Friday, and the Hilton Hotel in Burlington on Saturday. Complete listings in the link above. 

Use the coupon code "pride" for $3 off current ticket prices! Additionally, this code will donate $2 to the Pride Center in November and $5 in December and January (donation clause does not apply to purchaes for the Barre show). 

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