The San Mateo County Pride Center hosts a number of peer groups led by a combination of staff and community volunteers. These groups are social gatherings for community members to meet others who share their identities and experiences and are also a great way to make new connections with other LGBTQ+ folks in the Peninsula. Organized by age and specific identities, our peer groups reflect the diversity of our community.
What is a Peer Group?
A Peer Group is a space for members of a specific identity and/or community to come together, build friendships, and find social and emotional support in a private and affirming environment. Groups are run by community members and consist of a check-in and topic-based discussion or activity brought forward by different participants.
These are not therapy groups, meaning facilitators are not licensed therapists; instead, they are community members providing supportive spaces for their peers to find connection.
Please note the following:
- All groups will remain virtual until further notice
- To get learn more about the Peer Groups that we offer, please connect with our Lead Trainer and Peer Group Coordinator, Ishani Dugar (they/xe) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please read our Community Agreements here.
- Accessibility- the groups meet in English and closed captioning is available if needed.
- Outlet Trans* Group is on hold.
- Keep an eye on the Outlet website/newsletter and/or reach out to email@example.com to know when it’s returning.
- Gay Men’s Group is looking for a co-facilitator! To learn more about this role, click this link.
- Trans* Peer Group is looking for a co-facilitator! To learn more about this role, click this link.
- ON HOLD! Get APP-y will exclusively online/virtual via Zoom. For more info, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-403-4300 ext. 4366.
- PFS 55+ Women’s Group, please RSVP to the group by connecting with Shelby at email@example.com or 650.403.4300 Ext. 4371.