Bringing together the LGBTQ community of the San Mateo County coastside

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.

Special event

November 14 | Joel Baum, Gender Spectrum

90-minute presentation highlighting the characteristics of Gender Inclusive Educational Institutions. The training will include an overview of the Gender Spectrum Inclusive Schools Framework, showing the film Creating Gender Inclusive Schools, and holding a Q&A session following. Free, reservation only. Please go to eventbrite for details.

Download our LGBTQ History Month events calendar →


On September 12, 2019, the governing board for the Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD), unanimously adopted a Proclamation designating October as LGBTQ History Month.

Since 1994, LGBT History Month has been raising awareness of the role of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in American history. By increasing visibility, we build community and underscore the civil rights that must be safeguarded for everyone and highlight the contributions of LGBTQ people and allies.

CoastPride applauds the School Board members, Superintendent, the District, and our local schools for their leadership in implementing the month-long celebration in October, and will be partnering with CUSD and civic leaders to host educational events throughout October.

Contact us if you would like to host a special event. For more information and resources on LGBTQ History Month, visit

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.

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Interview | Coastalk

June 2019 | David Oliphant sat down with Mark Weisbarth of Coastalk to talk about CoastPride.
jeanne vargas

Interview | HMB Review

April 2019 | Jeanne Vargas shares her vision for CoastPride, which she co-founded after seeing the wellness assessment of San Mateo County’s LGBTQ residents.
jenny walter

Interview | HMB Review

February 2019 | Jenny Walter discusses the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission’s community Wellness Assessment

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