June is Pride Month
Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969 and to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have had in the world. Pride month is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward the LGBTQ+ community, to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.
Here are some local events that are taking place in the community.
Saturday, June 1st at 12 PM – 2:30 PM
Pride Month Kick Off
Join the San Mateo County Pride Center for a family friendly Pride Month kickoff event! Swing by the Pride Center for food, games, prizes and fun as we celebrate our community, our volunteers and the Pride Center! Food provided. Side dishes and desserts welcome: tinyurl.com/smcpcdin2
RSVP by calling 650-395-7021
Thursday May 30th to Sunday June 2nd
Gay Pride Filoli House & Gardens
Filoli Pride is coming out and we want you to come out with us. Show off your Pride in our all-inclusive, beautiful and safe space. Friends, family, allies, supporters, and all are welcome as we open our doors to everyone and showcase some of the amazing local LGBTQ+ organizations of the Bay Area. Ever wanted to don your best 80’s garb and relive the Dynasty days? Now’s your chance! This event will feature queer literature readings, family programming, music, and of course drag queens. Check out their website for more information! https://filoli.org/pride/.
June 3 – 10:05 – 11:15 AM, at the San Mateo County Pride Center
Monthly Mindfulness Meditation with Breakfast & Discussion
Taking time to nurture yourself is essential to happiness. Learn to release the hurry, blurry and worry with a personal stress recess. Renew your spirit, breathe easy and clear you head. Meditation is the number one choice for well-being at home, work, and in healthy relationships. Try it with an experienced meditator and all levels are welcome!
June 5 – 4:30 PM, at the San Mateo County Pride Center
LGBTQ+ Book Club
We invite you to join this new LGBTQ+ Book Club! Who is invited? Friendly & diverse LGBTQ+ community members, allies, & friends. We will share LGBTQ+ books & offer some thoughts about readings we enjoy. Everyone is welcome & all points of view appreciated. Participate or just listen, it’s up to you. Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month 4:30-6pm to discover LGBTQ+ culture together.
Friday, June 7, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Daly City Youth Health Center
Pride Night: A Celebration for Youth
Are you a youth between the ages of 10-18? Join the Daly City Youth Health Center and the San Mateo County Pride Center for an unforgettable evening! Come for the performances and stay for the friends as we celebrate Pride month.
To RSVP call or text Gilbert Gammad at 650-395-7021
Saturdays June 8th & 22nd 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pride Month Clothing Swap
Join us for a month of clothing swaps for Pride Month to exchange and find new clothes for LGBTQ+ community members who may need access to free clothing. Bring clothes, accessories, shoes, used binders, and more. Early drop offs welcome. Please drop clothing off on June 7th or June 21st if you are interested in providing clothes but cannot make the event.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 9 :00 AM, at Sephora Stanford Shopping Center
Trans Femme Makeup Class
Free 1.5 hour full face makeup class, all materials provided.
RSVP by June 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org (include first and last name)
SPACE IS LIMITED
Monday, June 10th from 12 Noon – 10 PM, at the San Mateo Event Center Fairgrounds
Pride Family Day
Join us at the San Mateo County Fair for their first annual Pride Family Day! Family PRIDE Day will kick-off with a ribbon cutting ceremony outside gate 5 (enter from Saratoga Drive), just before the noon official opening. The special day will culminate with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring Queen Nation, a tribute to the music of Queen.
For free tickets contact the Pride Center at (650) 591-0133 or email@example.com.
June 11th 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, at the San Mateo County Pride Center
Black Queer Identities: An Introduction to Black LGBTQ+ Identities & Culture
Topics of presentation by the African American Community Initiative: Racism, Anti-Black Racism, Black Queer Identities, Systemic Issues, Culture & Stigma.
Saturday, June 15th from 11 AM – 5 PM, at San Mateo Central Park
Pride Celebration: Rooted in Resilience
Join us for the 7th Annual San Mateo County LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration, “Rooted in Resilience,” a family-friendly, inclusive, free event to celebrate and recognize the LGBTQ+ community. The festival includes live music, entertainment, family friendly activities, resource booths, food trucks, local art and merchandise!
Sunday, June 16th, 2019 – 9 :00 AM, at Sephora Stanford Shopping Center
LGBTQ+ Youth Makeup Class (ages 13-25)
Free 1 hour lip and makeup class, all materials provided.
RSVP by June 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org (include first and last name)
SPACE IS LIMITED
Friday, June 21st, 2019 – 4 :30 PM – 6:00 PM, at the San Carlos City Hall
San Carlos Pride: A Welcoming City
Join the City of San Carlos for a special proclamation and flag raising ceremony this pride month.
For more info. visit: https://www.cityofsancarlos.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2157/392
Friday, June 21st, 2019 – 5 :00 PM, at the San Mateo County Pride Center
Getting it on Panel Discussion
An educational panel for queer and trans teens on sex, sexual health, relationships and pleasure (ages 13-18). Join us for a panel discussion with community members, sex educators and mental health professionals and get the answers to questions you might have about queer and trans sex, sexual health, relationships and pleasure.
For more info. email: email@example.com
June 24 – 12 Noon at the San Mateo County Pride Center
Gay Pride Luncheon for Older Adults (50+)
Our own Gay Pride Luncheon to celebrate 50 years after Stonewall with a delicious meal, activities, laughter, memories, and lots of fun!
Please RSVP by June 21 to the Pride Center at 650-591-0133.
For more events visit, sanmateopride.org/events.