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.
The support groups that the Pride Center currently offers are:
- LGBTQ+ Youth (12-18)
- Grown Folks (18-30)
- Latinx Circle (18+)
- Trans Social Group (18+)
- Queers with Asperger’s (18+)
- Gay Men’s Group (18+)
- Lesbian Women’s Circle (50+)
- CSM QT Chats
- Sunshine Series (50+)
- Coffee Break (50+)
Please check our calendar for dates and times.
For more information, or if you would like to start a group, please contact our Peer Support Worker, Andres Loyola, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-591-0133 ext. 151.