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Monday, June 7
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Raising Consciousness about Aging in the LGBTQ+ Community
Aging and Adults Services, San Mateo County Pride Center, Peninsula Family Services and San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services
Starting with a framework about what ageism is, this workshop will feature a diverse panel of speakers who will share their expertise and experiences as older adults in the LGBTQ community. Participants will be able to hear and participate in dialogue about what is unique about the stigma and bias about growing older as queer and gender-expansive people.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Yoselin Zavala Lopez, Outlet
Get ready to test your knowledge at LGBTQ Trivia!
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Azisa Todd, San Mateo County Pride Center
Ever wondered what’s the difference between sex and gender? Want to learn about the difference between bisexual and pansexual? Kick-off your Pride Month on June 7th from 6-8pm with the San Mateo County Pride Center as we go back to the LGBTQ basics. We are proud to offer our Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (SOGIE) 101 training to all community members!
Tuesday, June 8
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Our LGBTQ Biblical Ancestors
Rev. Terri Echelbarger, Pastor of Many Journeys MCC
Did you know that the Bible has many characters who today we would probably recognize as LGBTQ+? They are there, some obvious with an open mind, many less so. Come to this worship to hear about a few of them.
7:00 - 8:00 PM
HEI Informative Workshop
SMC Office of Diversity and Equity - Health Equity Initiative Co-Chairs
The PRIDE Initiative which leads the planning for the SMC PRIDE Celebration is the Health Equity Initiative for the LGBTQ+ Community. The LGBTQ+ Community is as diverse as the Universe, we come from all communities and our lives touch upon all kinds of different matters of Health Equity. This is an opportunity to meet the Co-Chairs of the HEI’s that intersect with our respective Communities and areas of Health and find out how we can participate in important events and issues related to Health, Diversity and Equity.
Wednesday, June 9
Ever felt lost navigating relationships? Do you feel like you’ve struggled with what a healthy relationship looks and feels like? You are not alone. LGBTQ+ folks have lacked representation of healthy relationships in our culture, families, and media. Come join us as we explore and discuss the skills necessary to help you find and build the friendships, partnerships and family bonds that you want for a healthy life.
6:00 - 7:00 PM
All boys aren't blue
San Mateo County Libraries
Join us in celebrating Pride month and welcoming author George M. Johnson as they answer your questions and speak about their experiences that lead to and informed the writing of their hugely successful memoir "All Boys Aren't Blue" now optioned by Gabrielle Union for a mini-series!
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Tips and Tools for the Trans
& Non-binary Community
San Mateo County Pride Center
This interactive workshop is intended to serve as a guide to help transgender and non-binary individuals in San Mateo County find, access, and navigate the different networks of
Thursday, June 10
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Kaiser Gender expression-
Ask the Expert
Monica Prata, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City
Monica Prata is a nationally recognized Gender Expression Specialist with over twelve-years’ experience working closely with transgender people alongside leading physician experts. Her focus is on assisting transgender and nonbinary people from all walks of life in realizing self-acceptance and in gaining confidence in their individualized personal gender expression. Come with your gender expression questions in mind.
Friday, June 11
5:00 - 6:00 PM
CoastPride: The Need, Our Services, and YOU
CoastPride offers a safe space online and at community events to gather the diversity of our voices, raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) issues, and address the needs of our LGBTQI+ youth, families, and adults on the Coast. We will be having our Grand Opening of the FIRST LGBTQI Center on the Coast in June, 2021. Join our workshop for a Road Map into LGBTQI services and resources on the Coast!
7:00 - 8:00 PM
LGBTQ+ Visibility is a Super Power
Why Visibility is Important: Join San Mateo County LGBTQ Commissioners Krystle Cansino and Christopher Sturken as they share the impact of this year’s Pride Visibility Project. They will share more about inviting all cities in San Mateo County to issue a Pride Month Proclamation and raise the Progress Pride Flag and which cities showed their Pride with flag raisings, library programming, and social media/website information. After their presentation they want to hear from attendees about how communities can be more visible and inclusive of LGBTQ individuals, students, and businesses.