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Here for Sexual Health

We’re here to help LGBTQ people take control of their sexual health by providing information, workshops, a range of support services and distributing hundreds of thousands of condoms every year throughout WNY.


STI Screening

STI screening is administered by the Erie County Department of Health and is free and confidential. 

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Pride Center

Please note: STI screening is administered on-site by a nurse from the Erie County Department of Health. The nurse cannot provide treatment. If you or your partner(s) are experiencing symptoms or if one or more of your partners tested positive for a sexually transmitted infection (STI), please contact Evergreen Health or the Erie County Department of Health for treatment.


free Condoms

Condoms prevent or reduce the exchange of semen, vaginal fluid or blood between partners during sex. When used with lube, condoms are a highly effective tool in the prevention of HIV transmission.

Condoms also offer protection against a range of other sexually transmissible infections (STIs). They do this by preventing the transfer of bodily fluids or by covering affected genital areas.

To help prevent the transmission of HIV and other STIs, we distribute thousands of condoms and safer sex packs every year to a range of community venues, clinics and events, and we supply venues with Pride Center "toolboxes" which we regularly stock with safer sex packs.

To find out where you can get our free condoms and safe sex packs, or to get free condoms at your community venue, event or clinic, please contact us at 716-852-7743 or email proudones@pridecenterwny.org


Sexual Health Workshops

We offer a range of FREE workshops for:

  • same sex attracted men (gay, bisexual+, or curious) -- including trans men who have sex with men
  • same sex attracted women (lesbian, bisexual+, or curious) -- including trans women who have sex with women
  • transgender women attracted to cis men
  • heterosexual cis men attracted to transgender women
  • heterosexual cis women attracted to transgender men

Participating in a workshop is a great way to make new friends in a safe social environment and to learn more about identity, coming out, sex and sexual health, HIV, relationships, the LGBTQ community and other relevant topics. Attendance varies between workshops.

Our workshops are facilitated by trained professional volunteers and run over 1 – 6 sessions, depending on the workshop.

Upcoming Workshops

We are currently seeking participants for the below workshops. Once enough participants have enrolled, dates for the workshop will be confirmed.


NAILS (New Attitudes in Love & Sex): For Straight Trans Women

NAILS is a two-session sexual health training workshop for heterosexual trans women. The goal of the workshop is to help trans women to take control of their sexual health and provide them with information on how to share what they've learned with members of the Trans community.

Our facilitators deliver a realistic approach to sexual health to honest, non-judgmental and conscious of stigmatizing language.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • What sexual health means for transgender women who are attracted to cis-gender men.
  • Why it's important to talk sex with your health care provider
  • Myths and misconceptions about the sexual health of trans women
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HIV testing and STI screening
  • Condoms, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), and TasP (treatment as prevention)
  • Communicating expectations, needs, desires, etc. with partners
  • Safety tips when using dating apps and more

Sessions: 2

When: TBA
Time: TBA
Where: The Pride Center 200 S Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201


The Sex You Want

The Sex You Want is a two hour workshop designed for gay men, bi+ men -- including gay/bi+ men who are transgender. We will talk about how we feel about sex, how we can negotiate and access better sexual encounters and relationships. You will learn how to have more pleasurable sex in a way that enhances your overall health and well-being. The workshop will cover from oral and anal pleasure to other more adventurous activities.

Our facilitators deliver a realistic approach to sexual health that is honest, non-judgmental and conscious of stigmatizing language.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • What sexual health means for gay/bi+ men
  • Why it's important to talk sex with your health care provider
  • Myths and misconceptions about the sexual health of gay/bi+ men
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HIV testing and STI screening
  • Condoms, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis), and TasP (treatment as prevention)
  • Communicating expectations, needs, desires, etc. with partners
  • Safety tips when using dating apps and more

Duration: one 2-hour session

Dates: Second Tuesday of each month
Location: The Pride Center
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Find Out More
For more information about any of our health workshops or to express interest in attending, please contact us: 716-852-7743 | proudones@pridecenterwny.org


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