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.
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.
This marks the 32nd anniversary of National Coming Out Day, when we celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Click the link to celebrate with HRC!.
The Half Moon Bay City Council and the Cabrillo Unified School District have adopted proclamations designating October LGBTQ History Month.
LGBT History Month official website
Each day in October, a new icon is celebrated with videos, bios, and other resources
Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network
Celebrates by providing curriculum, podcasts, books, research and shares personal stories of trans students of color
Human Rights Campaign
Celebrates the rich histories, cultures, and contributions of LGBTQ Latinx people (represents the identities of non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive people; see also hrc.im/recursos)
National Black Justice Coalition and the Ubuntu Biography Project
celebrate LGBTQ/SGL (same-gender-loving) people of color/African descent
Rainbow Book List
Released each year by the Rainbow Book List Committee of the Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association
22 Inspiring LGBTQIA+ Books
These fiction and nonfiction books will inspire your students to reflect on important themes related to tolerance, acceptance, and self-discovery.
Released each year by the Office of Information of the American Library Association. A quick look at the top 10 reveals 8 relate to LGBTQ+ and the other 2 are Handmaid’s Tale and the Harry Potter series.
Provides list of elementary school age books to support LGBTQ inclusivity
Latinx Teens Share 12 Must-Reads
LGBTQ Latinx members of GLSEN’s National Student Council compiled a list of books, ranging from children’s books to autobiographies, that shed light on LGBTQ Latinx identities
…Asians and Pacific Islanders
Coming out is a lifelong process that can require a different approach because of cultural norms or traditions that emphasize duty to family and community.
…African-Americans and the African-American Religious Community
The church has traditionally informed and guided the day-to-day lives of many African Americans, and some have been unwelcoming to people of different sexual orientation or gender identity.
Outlet, a program of Adolescent Counseling Services, is offering six free teletherapy sessions to help LGBTQ youth cope with non-crisis issues, including those related to Covid-19.
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.
Live-streaming with local performances and auction
We are grateful that we can pivot from our planned dinner event to this virtual one. Even though we aren’t able to meet in person, our sense of community and commitment to the LGBTQ+ citizens of the coast is as strong as ever, and we know our community is looking for ways to connect, and support, one another through these unprecedented times. Watch this space!
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.
“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.”