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 (10-18)
- Grown Folks (18-30)
- Polyamory Peer Power (18+)
- Gaymer’s Group (18+)
- Queer Womxn’s Social Group (18+)
- Trans Social Group (18+)
- Gay Men’s Group (18+)
- CSM QT Chats
- Sunshine Series (50+)
- Coffee Break (50+)
- Affordable Housing (62+)
Please check our calendar for dates and times.
For more information, or if you would like to start a group, please contact our Training and Peer Group Coordinator, Andres Loyola (she/they), at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-733-4991