What we're about

The San Mateo County Pride Center was born of the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community over the years and stands for equity, inclusion, dignity, self-determination, and justice. Over a decade in the making, the Pride Center is the first ever LGBTQ+ community center in San Mateo County. Whether seeking behavioral health services or gathering in solidarity with others to share stories, build relationships, learn, grow, create, and heal together, LGBTQ+ individuals and communities throughout the Peninsula finally have a space to call their own!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and affirming community climate that fosters personal growth, health, and opportunities to thrive for individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, and gender identities through education, counseling, advocacy, and support.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to create an innovative, respectful, and equitable community of all ages, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities that supports complete inclusion, is free of discrimination, strives for knowledge, challenges barriers, and seeks to empower agents of social change.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO:
* The Center is one block north of the ECR & 12th Avenue stop for Samtrans 397 and ECR.
* The center has two gender neutral restrooms. Both are single stall and located near the front and rear entrances to the building. Both bathrooms are large and have railings.
* There is one disabled parking spot located in the parking lot behind the center off of 11th street.
* There is a wheel-chair accessible entrance to the rear of the building, located in the parking lot off of 11th street.
*This is currently not a scent-free/fragrance-free space.

Upcoming events (4+)

LGBTQIA+ Youth Drop In Group (ages 10-18)

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San Mateo County Pride Center and Outlet co-host a weekly peer support group for LGBTQIA+ Youth ages 10-18. This group is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and build community! This space is English speaking and meets every Monday on Zoom from 4:30-6:00pm.

For information about joining the group, please contact [masked] or call[masked] ext 107
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NOTICE: The Pride Center will be hosting all programming and peer support groups online until further notice. This event is announced in multiple places; RSVP numbers here are NOT accurate!

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER: Want to keep up to date with programming and events at the Pride Center? You can sign up for our newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8uk84h - It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.

Need services from the Pride Center? We are still working remotely! Please see this blog post, which contains contact information for all Pride Center Staff, along with various emergency phone numbers and websites: https://sanmateopride.org/the-pride-center-is-here-for-you-connect-with-us/

Fit Fusion: Morning Workout Class!

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Join us for this digital workout class every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30am. Stretching, strengthening, and high energy cardio exercises set to music. Tons of fun, and healthy too! This group is free and open to all community members, with folks 50+ strongly encouraged to attend!

Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP by contacting Ellyn (she/her) at [masked] at least 24 hours in advance to receive instruction on joining the call.

For more information about our weekly workout classes or other programming for folks 50+, please contact Ellyn (she/her) at [masked]
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NOTICE: The Pride Center will be hosting all programming and peer support groups online until further notice. This event is announced in multiple places; RSVP numbers here are NOT accurate!

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER: Want to keep up to date with programming and events at the Pride Center? You can sign up for our newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8uk84h - It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.

Need services from the Pride Center? We are still working remotely! Please see this blog post, which contains contact information for all Pride Center Staff, along with various emergency phone numbers and websites: https://sanmateopride.org/the-pride-center-is-here-for-you-connect-with-us/

LGBTQIA+ Youth Drop In Group (ages 10-18)

Link visible for attendees

San Mateo County Pride Center and Outlet co-host a weekly peer support group for LGBTQIA+ Youth ages 10-18. This group is a safe and confidential space to share experiences and build community! This space is English speaking and meets every Monday on Zoom from 4:30-6:00pm.

For information about joining the group, please contact [masked] or call[masked] ext 107
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NOTICE: The Pride Center will be hosting all programming and peer support groups online until further notice. This event is announced in multiple places; RSVP numbers here are NOT accurate!

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER: Want to keep up to date with programming and events at the Pride Center? You can sign up for our newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8uk84h - It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.

Need services from the Pride Center? We are still working remotely! Please see this blog post, which contains contact information for all Pride Center Staff, along with various emergency phone numbers and websites: https://sanmateopride.org/the-pride-center-is-here-for-you-connect-with-us/

Chair Yoga (Virtual Class)

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Join us online for this meditative morning class! Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30am.

What is chair yoga? Chair yoga is a style of yoga therapy that may be ideal for folks who have limited mobility, are new to yoga, or work at a desk for prolonged periods of time.

To receive instructions on joining the call, please RSVP to Ellyn (she/her) at [masked] at least 24 hours in advance. You only need to register for this class once in order to attend them all.

For more information about our weekly workout classes and other programming for folks 50+, please contact Ellyn (she/her) at [masked]
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OTHER YOGA RESOURCES: Consider checking out the San Mateo and SF Laughter Yoga Club! Suitable for all ages and abilities, there are online classes every evening at 7pm, and some daytimes. Check out the offerings here: https://www.meetup.com/San-Mateo-Laughter-Yoga-Club/ (The Laughter Yoga Club is NOT affiliated with the San Mateo County Pride Center in any way.)

NOTICE: The Pride Center will be hosting all programming and peer support groups online until further notice. This event is announced in multiple places; RSVP numbers here are NOT accurate!

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER: Want to keep up to date with programming and events at the Pride Center? You can sign up for our newsletter here: https://tinyurl.com/2p8uk84h - It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.

Need services from the Pride Center? We are still working remotely! Please see this blog post, which contains contact information for all Pride Center Staff, along with various emergency phone numbers and websites: https://sanmateopride.org/the-pride-center-is-here-for-you-connect-with-us/

Past events (954)

Friday Morning Tai Chi (Online)

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