Filoli Gardens: Dragtopia
Queens and Kings will descend upon the Dynasty house for a night of glam.
Filoli will sparkle with drag performers delight in the Ballroom, a DJ Dance party at the pool, and a chance for all to try the fabulous gender inclusive heels by Lidia Talavera. Come as you are to join a camp night at Filoli. Drag optional, joy required! This Event will take place at Filoly Gardens on Friday June 2nd from 5:30-8pm. Specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and light bites available for purchase. For more information, visit: https://51772.blackbaudhosting.com/51772/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=82cd97b1-66d9-4b97-a459-5896bfd3d2db
Author Talk with Naomi Kanakia
Saturday June 10th from 12pm-2pm at the San Mateo
Central Park Recreation Activity Room A
Author Talk with Bettina Aptheker
Saturday June 10th from 11am-12pm at the San Mateo
Central Park Recreation Activity Room A
Join us on Saturday, June 10 to welcome Bettina Aptheker, author of Communists in Closets at the San Mateo County Pride Celebration at Central Park in San Mateo. In this special LGBTQ+ themed author talk, we are excited to talk with famed author, activist and Distinguished Professor Emerita Bettina Aptheker! Register at: https://smcl.bibliocommons.com/events/645936410e0afc410073673c
Bettina’s new book is Communists in Closets, Queering the History 1930s-1990s. The book explores the history of gay, lesbian, and non-heterosexual people in the Community Party in the United States. The Community Party banned lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from membership beginning in 1938 when it cast them off as “degenerates.” It persisted in this policy until 1991. Bettina’s book tells the stories of those who were forced to live in this very segmented “closet.” Subjects include Harry Hay and the creation of Mattachine, Lorraine Hansberry and the Broadway production of Raisin In The Sun, Alix Dobkin and the creation of lesbian separatism and women's music, The founding of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, and Angela Davis's role in and influence by the Communist Party.
A limited number of copies of Communists in Closets: Queering the History, 1930s-1990s will be available for purchase at the event. The first 20 people who register and attend this event will receive a book, provided by Peninsula Family Service.
About the Author: Bettina Aptheker is Distinguished Professor Emerita, Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz where she taught for more than 40 years. An activist-scholar she co-led the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley in 1964, and the National Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. She played a leading role in the international movement to Free Angela Davis. Bettina was a member of the Communist Party from 1962-1981. She has been part of the LGBT movement since the late 1970s. She has published several books including, The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela Davis, Tapestries of Life: Women’s Work, Women’s Consciousness and the Meaning of Daily Experience, and a memoir, Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech & Became A Feminist Rebel that was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2006. She and her wife, Kate Miller, have been together since 1979. They live in Santa Cruz.
Community SOGIE 101
This training will take place VIRTUALLY from 5:30-7:30 pm PST FOR FREE!
Ever wondered what's the difference between sex and gender? Want to learn about the difference between bisexual and pansexual? Continue your Pride Month with the San Mateo County Pride Center and ACS Outlet at our Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (SOGIE) 101 training!
Our goal is to work with YOU to understand how to create affirming environments for LGBTQ youth and adults through engaging and interactive matching games, videos, and polls. All who attend will be automatically entered into a prize drawing for a chance to win a gift from a local town of Colma business! All are welcome! Bring your dinners and an open mind as we break down the latest LGBTQ terminology and work to build your strengths and grow as LGBTQ+ advocates and leaders.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/SMCPCSOGIE2023. For any questions about our training and educational services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
San Carlos: Pride at the Park
Join friends and neighbors by the Cedar Stage at Burton Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17
Celebrate inclusivity with music, community resources, and art projects. Interested in speaking or hosting a community resource booth at San Carlos Pride? Contact Recreation Coordinator Lauren Schneider at email@example.com.
Rainbow Kids Webinar
Wednesday from 7pm - 8:30pm
Kids develop concepts of gender, families, and love before the age of five; it’s important that adults have the information they need to support young children in feeling safe and confident in their bodies, families, classrooms, and world. They might wonder:
- What everyday influences shape my child’s sense of what it means to be a “boy” or a “girl”?
- How do I support a child’s exploration through play of concepts like family and gender?
- What strategies can I use to encourage children to feel safe and confident in their bodies?
This free webinar (in English) is returning for parents, caregivers, and anyone who wants a more expansive, welcoming world for young children. Using scenario practice and interactive games, this webinar will demonstrate how to support folks all across the rainbow. It will be facilitated by Azisa Todd (Lead Trainer for the San Mateo County Pride Center) and Nathanael Flynn (Early Childhood Educator and co-author of Supporting Gender Diversity in Early Childhood Classrooms).
Closed captioning will be available. Click here to register for the free webinar. Rainbow Kids is a project of Community Equity Collaborative in partnership with the San Mateo County Pride Center and with funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. For more information, contact Jen Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.