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.
Join us in honoring World AIDS Day on December 1st with a talk and art presentation by Dr. Susan Zolla-Pazner about the international artistic response to the AIDS pandemic.
Presenter Susan Zolla-Pazner is an immunologist whose research career has focused on the intersection of basic science and translational medicine. Her primary interest is the human immune response to infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and SARS-CoV-2. Susan was among the first scientists in 1981 to study the immune abnormalities in young adults with a new disease, AIDS. Her most recent work has focused on designing and testing HIV vaccines and developing diagnostic tests for COVID19 antibodies. She has received funding for her studies from the National Institutes of Health, the US Departments of Defence and Veterans Affairs, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Susan grew up in Los Angeles, went to Stanford and then to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center where she received her Ph. D. in Microbiology. She then moved to New York City for her post-doctoral training and has lived there ever since, first on the faculty of NYU School of Medicine and now at the Mount Sinai Medical School. She is currently a fellow at the Distinguished Careers Institute at Stanford.
Our support groups have moved to our community center at 711 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. We are still 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.
Our short videos in English and Spanish show how your support empowers our LGBTQ+ coastsiders and their caregivers by providing opportunities, services, and resources, building community, and engaging in advocacy.
“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
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.
“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.”