Bringing together the San Mateo County Coastside in support of our LGBTQ community

How we’re helping

CoastPride offers a safe space online and at community events to gather the diversity of our voices, raise awareness of LGBTQ issues, and address the needs of our LGBTQ youth, families, and adults. We work with existing local civic, governmental, for-profit and nonprofit organizations to enhance services so that they are inclusive of all who play, work, and live on the coastside.

We invite you to join us—LGBTQ individuals and allies working together to make the coastside welcoming and supportive to all, because together we are stronger.

In Celebration of Namesake Day, March 7th

CoastPride presents |
What’s in a name? What labels do we use?

Guest Speaker: Jenny Walter, CoastPride

Jenny is a practicing attorney and founding member and vice chair of Coast Pride. Jenny was also the first co-chair of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission and served on the commission for five years. Please join us and learn about some of the health and wellness issues facing our LGBTQI+ youth and CoastPride’s efforts in advancing equity in our public schools.

March 7, 2021, 11:00 am PT, 2:00pm Eastern

This presentation will be held as part of the Unitarian Universalist Coastside Community Service ( meeting link, password “UUseesea” without the quotes)

Support groups

Our support groups have moved to an outdoor, in-person format when weather permits. We are following Covid-19 guidelines requiring masks and social-distancing. We will provide hand sanitizer.

Visit our support groups page for more information on joining our groups.

Why we do this

“Yesterday one of our Pre-Kindergarten students was playing dress-up and suddenly became really sad. He asked me “I want to be a princess, but I'm a boy and can I be a princess?” I told him absolutely and then grabbed an iPad and showed him John Lester’s video [The Beautiful Princess of Never Come True]. He was smiling ear-to-ear. Last night, I got a note from his parents asking for the name of the video so they could play it again for him at home. He loved the ending “I like that anyone who wants to be a princess can be one and they get to dance on the beach!”

It really made my day and I thank you all for having that video as part of your CoastPride event so I knew about it and could share it!

Leslie Richardson, Preschool Teacher

Gift with donation

A $100-or-more donation gets you a cozy zipfront or pullover hoodie (modeled here by our amazing supporters Justin and Crystal). With STRONGER TOGETHER on the front in the colors of the Trans Pride flag, and the CoastPride logo on the back, your support for the LGBTQ+ community will be on display whether you are coming or going!

coastpride "stronger together" hoodie as worn by supporters justin and crystal and
front of black zip hoodie—cast pride logo in pride colors over left chest. zipper is white.
back of black zip hoodie—"stronger together" is written in trans pride colors

CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, our services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.

24-hour hotline | 800.300.1080

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel for videos celebrating Coastside LGBTQ+ events.

Our funding

100% of donations go to funding our support groups, speakers series, school support, and other CoastPride projects benefiting LGBTQ+ youth, families, and adults on the coastside.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE! We exceeded our annual goal by $222, for a total of $51,694 (the thermometer breaks if we put in an amount higher than our goal!)

$ 1,100 $ 75,000
300 days left,  1% Completed

“OMG. LOOK at what you have created! This just brought tears to my eyes. From zero to this in no time. WOW!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is outstanding to have this resource and haven in our community. Love and hugs to you for making this happen.”
Julie Shenkman
Owner, Sam’s Chowder House

GET INVOLVED | Are you passionate about what we’re doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers, supporters, and allies to help us make our vision a reality.

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CoastPride is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our tax ID number is 84-2227224.