Coast
pride

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.

Support groups

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.


Community Events

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Wellness Festival | Celebrating Resilience in Connection

Saturday, May 21st, 1–4 pm

UU San Mateo Auction

Ends Sunday, March 15th, at 4 pm

There are several Coastside offerings this year: Dianne Baker is offering her popular gourmet dinner featuring chicken marsala. Noreen and Bill Heavlin are hosting a walking history tour of El Granada led by local historian Barbara Dye, followed by tea, coffee, and scones at their home. There’s a gift card from Pilot Light, and another from Rocket Farms wholesale plant nursery. And Tricia Dell and her husband Dan Bernstein are offering two fun social events at their home in El Granada: a wine and appetizers party and a chai latte party.

Last March the UUSM board voted to direct 10% of auction proceeds to go to the UU Coastside Community. UUCC’s board has opted to redirect this 10% to CoastPride to support their exemplary mission and excellent programming.

So go big and bid large! You can find these offerings and more at the All Together Now website. Register there and start looking for something that looks fun and interesting to you.


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June Pride celebration | June 18th, 2–6 pm

This June Pride event is a wonderful visibility gathering for our LGBTQ+ and allies. Last year was a sell-out and everyone had so much fun that it will become an ongoing event for our Coastside community.

This year’s theme—Cool World—is a celebration of 80s music. Fancy Pants Costume and CoastPride will be bringing you a brand new production unlike anything you’ve seen!

The scene will be no-host food trucks from Sam’s Chowder House and Tacos San Buena, beverages from HopDogma and Table Wine, with FishWife Sweets for dessert.

There will be an awesome brand-new VIP area overlooking the entire parking lot and stage. Guest-star performances and our parade down Main Street will be highlights! Check out our youtube from last year’s parade.

Some sponsorship opportunities remain:

Our sponsors

Ocean Blue Real Estate | Contini-Marr LLC | Simms Organics

Bronze sponsor | $250

Sponsorship will be appear in all our social media and brochure with QR code, and receive 2 entrance tickets ($30 ticket price).

Silver sponsor | $500

Sponsorship will be appear in all our social media and brochure with QR code, and receive 4 entrance tickets ($30 ticket price).

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Thursday – Sunday 11am–5pm
First Thursdays 3–7 pm
643 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

Fundraiser

Every season, Ocean Blue Art Vault, a collective of local artists, chooses a non-profit to support through the sale of donated artwork. We are this season’s recipient, so please stop by to support our local artists and CoastPride.


will vargas and david oliphant introduce the year-end fundraiser
patricia bodas speaks with a coastpride teen about the year end fundraiser

CoastPride is making a difference

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.


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


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.


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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.


“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.