- Community Feedback Month
The month of June is the Pride Center’s annual Community Feedback Month and we want to hear from you! How has the Pride Center supported you? What services, programs, and events have you enjoyed? What can we do differently? There are two main ways to participate: Complete our 5-minute feedback survey Attend one of our in-person focus groups On June 12 and June […]
- 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 […]
- Reflecting upon our Queer-story
Many readers might know that the Pride celebrations held throughout the month of June are a celebration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, but did you know that these marches are also rooted in anti-police activism? Many might already know of the Stonewall riots which began on either June 27th or June 28th (depending on your sources). The […]
- Farewell Letter from Kilani to our beautiful Community
It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from the San Mateo County Pride Center. Working here for the last year and a half has afforded me the incredible opportunity to get to know so many of you. When I started this job, I new nothing about San Mateo County; thanks to […]
- Save the Day: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018
Remembering lives lost and standing together against violence. Please join the San Mateo County LGBTQ community at the San Mateo Public Library, 55 W 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, California, 94402, for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 from 5:00-7:00pm. County Supervisor, Dave Pine (District 1) will provide welcoming remarks to the community. Transgender […]
- The Power of Community!
Dear Community, Thank you to the nearly 100 community members who came out in purple and packed the room to support our request for a funding extension at the Mental Health Service Act Steering Committee meeting! This was the first time local community mobilized to support the sustainability of our Pride Center, and decision makers […]
- Practicing Cultural Humility Series: Using Gender Pronouns
In collaboration with the San Mateo County Pride Center and the Office of Diversity, we would like to share this useful and beneficial video on using pronouns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZfidMQjIbc
- Queer Youth Prom
For many high school juniors and seniors, the end of the school year signals the beginning of summer, the onslaught of finals and prom season. Last year, the San Mateo County Pride Initiative and the County’s LGBTQ Commission was approached by four queer and trans local high school students from Mercy High School who felt […]
- San Mateo County Participant Experience Survey
We would love it if ya’ll can participate in completing a our Participant Experience Survey! The purpose of this five-minute survey is to hear from you about the services you have received and/or programs you’ve participated in at the San Mateo County Pride Center. The information you provide will help improve our services and programs […]
- May is Older Americans Month
MAY is Older Americans Month On Friday night, April 27, the San Mateo County Pride Center invited community members to hear stories from the Oral History Project. Students from Notre Dame de Namur University’s “Queer Identities” class were matched in the Spring semester to interview adults and older adults in the LGBTQ+ community about their […]
- Pride Center 1 Year Anniversary!
Can ya’ll believe that the San Mateo County Pride Center has been open for almost a year!? It feels like it was just yesterday when we had our grand opening with OVER 400+ folks in attendance! We strongly believe that that the work we do here brings growth, connections, and healing in our community. […]
- Pride Center Website Launch!
We at the San Mateo County Pride Center are thrilled to launch our new website! We are excited to now have even more ways to reach and connect with LGBTQ+ community. You are invited to take some time to browse our website to learn more about the Pride Center’s history, ongoing services and upcoming programs. […]
- Out Run Screening
Grateful to filmmakers S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons for joining us to screen their documentary Out Run and raise consciousness about the fight for transgender rights and justice.
- Suicide Prevention Month
The San Mateo County Pride Center is recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month by presenting “Brining Suicide into the Light: Stigma, Self Care and Safety Planning.