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 (5)

Fit Fusion: Morning Workout Class!

Online event

Join us for this digital workout class every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 AM.

Stretching, strengthening, and high-energy cardio exercises set to music. Tons of fun, and healthy too!

To receive instructions on joining the call, please RSVP to Ellyn at [masked] at least 24 hours in advance. RSVPing here on Meetup is not sufficient, and you may not get your log in information in time otherwise.

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!
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ABOUT OUR E-NEWSLETTER
Did you think you signed up to receive the Newsletter from the Pride Center, but you don't seem to have been getting it? Turns out the sign-up page on our website was broken for a while. Try signing up again!
https://starvista.liveimpact.org/fl/8032/1/1/79672/1565685/0?burl=http%3A//www.sanmateopride.org
Make sure you type your address correctly, so you can get the Newsletter every month. It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.
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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/

Trans* Peer Support Group (18+)

Online event

After a brief hiatus, the Trans Peer Support Group is back! To best meet the needs of our community members, this group will meet on the first Monday of the month at 6pm, starting next Monday, March 1st. The Zoom link remains the same.

We are also thrilled to welcome two new wonderful facilitators to the group! As always, this is a free, safe space open to all Trans*/GNC/Non-binary community members 18+ to share experiences and build connections.

Interested in joining? Please register in advance using this link:
https://tinyurl.com/smcpc-transgroup1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link and information about joining the meeting. Please note - you only need to register for this group once. The meeting link and password will remain the same.

For questions or more information, please contact Ainsley Blattel (they/them) 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!
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ABOUT OUR E-NEWSLETTER
Did you think you signed up to receive the Newsletter from the Pride Center, but you don't seem to have been getting it? Turns out the sign-up page on our website was broken for a while. Try signing up again!
https://starvista.liveimpact.org/fl/8032/1/1/79672/1565685/0?burl=http%3A//www.sanmateopride.org
Make sure you type your address correctly, so you can get the Newsletter every month. It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.
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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)

Online event

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

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 at [masked] at least 24 hours in advance. RSVPing here on Meetup is not sufficient, and you may not get your log in information in time otherwise.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, Yoga With Pride is on Hiatus until further notice. This Virtual Chair Yoga Class will be happening in its place. This event is announced in multiple places; RSVP numbers here are NOT accurate!
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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.)
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ABOUT OUR E-NEWSLETTER
Did you think you signed up to receive the Newsletter from the Pride Center, but you don't seem to have been getting it? Turns out the sign-up page on our website was broken for a while. Try signing up again!
https://starvista.liveimpact.org/fl/8032/1/1/79672/1565685/0?burl=http%3A//www.sanmateopride.org
Make sure you type your address correctly, so you can get the Newsletter every month. It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.
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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+ Drop In Group (ages 10-18)

Online event

This drop-in space is an LGBTQIA+ youth hangout - open to all youth and allies ages 10-18. Connect and build community through games, activities and topic discussions! This space is English speaking. This group is currently held online via Zoom.

Any youth interested in joining this group can contact [masked] directly

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!
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ABOUT OUR E-NEWSLETTER
Did you think you signed up to receive the Newsletter from the Pride Center, but you don't seem to have been getting it? Turns out the sign-up page on our website was broken for a while. Try signing up again!
https://starvista.liveimpact.org/fl/8032/1/1/79672/1565685/0?burl=http%3A//www.sanmateopride.org
Make sure you type your address correctly, so you can get the Newsletter every month. It should arrive in your inbox somewhere around the first of the month +/- 3 days.
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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 (369)

Friday Morning Tai Chi (ONLINE)

Online event

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