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Our Vision

A welcoming and safe environment on the San Mateo Coast for all LGBTQ and gender expansive individuals and their families, and allies can thrive.

Our Mission

As the only organization of its kind on the coast, CoastPride uses its resources to foster safety and wellness for LGBTQ individuals and families. These efforts increase the support for all coastside youth and adults through organizing, networking, and bringing needed services and visibility to our diverse Coastside community.

About us

CoastPride is an organization created by our local community in San Mateo County to improve the support, visibility and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families.

CoastPride embraces allies to create an affirming and welcoming community that nurtures individuals of all ages, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to live to their full potential.

We believe that together we will continue to make the Coastside, from Pacifica to Pescadero, a kind and safe place for the LGBTQ+ community at large.

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Meet the Founders

Jenny Walter

Jenny Walter

Attorney 

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Brandon Ferrell

Tax Preparer 

Jeanne Vargas

Jeanne Vargas

Massage Therapist

Patricia Bodas

Patricia Bodas

Coastsider

David Oliphant

David Oliphant

Realtor

Cathy Haur

Cathy Hauer

Therapist

Goals of CoastPride

  • Facilitate access to services, programs, and events to create a supportive community.
  • Partner with schools, nonprofits and other entities to bring education, training, mental health, social services, community building and wellness events to the coast of San Mateo County.
  • Working with local schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, non-profits, and civic leaders provide an integral support system, especially for the vulnerable youth population.
  • Promote a nonjudgmental and accepting local community on the coast to help nuture LGBTQ community members and their families throughout their lifecycles.