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Monday, June 8

4:00 - 5:00 PM

queer author series: steve disselhorst

Steve Disselhorst, Determined to be Dad

Determined To Be Dad chronicles Disselhorst's trials and tribulations of self-discovery to acceptance to building a new reality and, finally, to the joys of creating his own family through adoption.  Read more

Join us by Zoom for this discussion about the 2020 Census, and why it matters for all LGBTQ+ folx to be counted. Even though many of us are still invisible, some same sex relationships are showing up in the 2020 Census for the very first time ever. Join Pride Center employees for this interactive discussion and Q&A. Make sure YOU are seen and heard!


tuesday, June 9

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drag Storytime Hour

featuring Rebel Kings of Oakland

Join the Rebel Kings of Oakland for a family-friendly and virtual Drag Storytime hour!

Come as you are or dress up too and have a blast with some of the Bay Area's most entertaining drag troupe!

5:00 - 6:00 PM

healthy relationships workshop for adults

Jenna Robinson, CORA LGBTQ Coordinator


wednesday, june 10

11:00 am - 12:30 PM

intimacy workshop for lgbtQ+ women 40+

Love is important to lesbians of all ages. Yet so many women over 40 struggle to have the love and sex lives they really want. If you're single, you may wonder if it's too late to meet "her," or whether the right woman for you is even out there. How can you date at this age? Do you even want another relationship? And if so, are you ready? If you're in a partnership, maybe you've lost that spark, or fight too often, or just don't feel as close as you once did. These are common issues, and they all have solutions in the Conscious Girlfriend framework, an empowering approach that teaches lesbians and all women-loving-women how to both find the right partner, and be the right partner, for the happy, healthy dating, love and/or sexuality you want and deserve.

Come learn more and get your lesbian dating, love and/or sexuality questions answered in a warm, open, intelligent, compassionate and heart-connected learning environment! 

Ruth L. Schwartz, Ph.D., is the director of the Conscious Girlfriend Academy, teaching conscious dating, relationship and sexuality skills to lesbians and queer women worldwide. The Academy ( is an intelligent, compassionate online learning hub for growth-oriented women. Many members are 50+. All women who love women, or want to, are welcome!

1:30 pm - 3:00 PM

Focus 2020:

A vision into our community's future

(for 50+)

Ellyn Bloomfield, Jack Siebert, Alex Golding, and Annette Pakhchian

Focus 2020: A Vision for our Community's Future will be a virtual group conversation with a purpose about the future of the LGBTQ+ community in San Mateo County. From 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, the event is free and open to all who are 50-years-old and up. We especially want to hear from you if you do not regularly participate in Pride Center programming or if you may have joined us before and have not returned. We want to learn from you: What’s working? What can we do differently? How we can improve our programs, our space, and our presence?

3:00 pm - 4:00 PM

queer author series: maia kobabe

Maia Kobabe, Gender Queer: A Memoir

Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator from the Bay Area, California. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, was published in May 2019. Maia's short comics have been published by The Nib and in many anthologies including THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS, FASTER THAN LIGHT Y'ALL, GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE, SHOUT OUT, ADVANCED DEATH SAVES and BE GAY, DO COMICS. Read more

7:00 pm - 8:00 PM

SMC PRIDE 2020 Drag Show with Rebel Kings of Oakland! (all ages)

The Rebel Kings of Oakland are not your average drag king troupe. For 10 years, they have put on shows on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at the White Horse Bar in Oakland, the oldest gay bar in the nation. The Rebel Kings show is absolutely inclusive and welcoming for both performers and audience members alike. While some shows require more polished acts, this show stays open to anyone who is interested in performing, especially baby drag kings. It is a space for everyone to stay true to themselves whether it is as a performer or a spectator. This show will be for all ages!


thursday, june 11

5:00 pm - 6:00 PM

health equity initiatives

Our Health Equity Initiatives are among some of the most active community organizing groups across San Mateo County! Funded and supported by San Mateo County Health's Office of Diversity & Equity, these fierce community groups work to advocate on behalf of their communities so mental health and substance use recovery programs recognize important ways our cultures influence the services that work best for us--and they are ALWAYS participants in organizing and attending PRIDE each year in support of the PRIDE Initiative, our collaborators and our LGBTQ+ community! Considering this, we wanted to make sure our fellow Health Equity Initiatives were given visibility and representation at our event.

Join us and see some of our amazing HEI collaborators share about their community work, what PRIDE in SMC and beyond means to them and how you can get involved in our HEI's!

To start the learning about our HEI's now,

please visit:

You can view the HEI virtual meeting schedule here.

7:00 pm - 8:00 PM

queer author series: koe creation

Koe Creation,This Heart Holds Many: My Life as 
the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family

Though a poster child for the alternative Seattle community, Koe yearned for a realization of theirself beyond the “shadow of their tribe.” This drive for a singular identity led Koe to leave the alt-Seattle scene to find the self that no one person or family could make for them. This Heart Holds Many is a testament of transformative, communal love, as told by an educator and life-long learner who has dedicated their life to helping others grasp their extraordinary love.

Read more


friday, june 12

11:00 Am - 12:00 PM

zumba with david

Come join David for a energetic morning full of Zumba Pride! We look forward to having you be part of this virtual community event!

6:00 pm - 7:30 PM

the boi doc screening

Me&MyBois has been working diligently and independently gathering the stories of Masculine or Masculine of Center identified LGBTQ people of color who have very different experiences but share similar stories of survival and success in an effort to motivate, affirm and redefine masculinity.  Me&MyBois has built their social network presence and interactions facilitating a global “boi” community, THE BOI DOC has connected bois from Vancouver to New Orleans and London to Seattle.

THE BOI DOC is an artistic manifestation of our desire to add our honest, uniquely provocative, and eloquent narratives about gender and gender expression through the Masculine and Masculine of Center queer voice of the people of the African diaspora to the world.

8:00 pm - 10:00 PM

virtual dance party (18+)

Join us on the virtual dance floor for an 18+ PRIDE DANCE PARTY! The amazingly talented DJ King K.R.E.A.M. will be keeping us moving through PRIDE 2020 with selections from all the generations of our fierce community!

saturday, june 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

pride grand celebration

Facilitated by Regina Moreno

At 11 AM, catch the livestream of the event on Pen TV's Youtube Live or the San Mateo County Pride Initiative Facebook page!

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