Local LGBTQIA+ Community Groups

LGBTQIA+ Groups are happening all over San Mateo County for community members of all ages! If you know of a group that meets regularly and should be added to this list, contact us!

A peer support group for LGBTQQ youth ages 10-18. Youth have a chance to share experiences and build positive relationships in a safe and welcoming space. 

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Mondays at 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location:  Community Health Awareness Council, 590 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94041

Contact: Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator, at ben@acs-teens.org or 650-424-0852 x107

 

A peer support group for youth ages 10-18 who identify as part of the transgender community, or who want to explore their gender identity. Share experiences in a safe and supportive space and build community.

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Thursdays at 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: ACS Offices, 643 Bair Island Rd, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA 94063

Contact: Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator, at ben@acs-teens.org or 650-424-0852 x107

 

A peer support group for youth ages 14-25 who identify as part of the trans-femme community, or who are questioning a trans-femme identity. This is a safe space to share experiences and find community. This group is inclusive of all trans-femme identities: Women, Trans Women and Girls, MTF’s, Demi Women and Girls, Femmes, Feminine of Center, Genderqueer and Questioning folks. 

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Every Wednesday at 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: CHAC, 590 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94041

Contact: Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator, at ben@acs-teens.org or 650-424-0852 x107Toggle Content

Looking for a space to seek support, talk different issues and meet other LGBTQ+ youth? The SMC Pride Center hosts a weekly youth peer support group just for you!  Come by, take a seat, enjoy a snack or two and make new friends and make some arts & crafts!

 

Meeting Dates/Times:  Every Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

 

The Grown Folks Social Group is a place where queer folks ages 18-30 can meet and socialize about current issues, events and activism.

Dates/Times: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

Looking for support as you navigate new job opportunities? Mentors will be on hand to help you with resume design, job search tricks, networking techniques, and mock interviews so that you can hone your interviewing skills. Whether you’re fresh out of school or a seasoned veteran looking for that next career step, the Job Network may give you some ideas to help you land that new position you’ve been looking for!

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Reach out to info@sanmateopride.org  to make an appointment

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

The PRIDE Initiative is committed to fostering a welcoming environment for the LGBTQQI communities living and working in San Mateo County through an interdisciplinary and inclusive approach. We are made up of individuals who work to promote a sense of community for LGBTQQI folks in San Mateo County, and reduce stigma around mental health and substance use by organizing community events. The Pride Initiative also organizes annual events such as San Mateo County Pride Celebration and Transgender Day of Remembrance.

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Second Wednesday of every month at 3:30pm-5:00pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: Regina Moreno [RMoreno@smcgov.org], Dana Johnson [theractivist@gmail.com]

Come join the Trans Peer Support Group! Together we share our stories, our struggles and our dreams.

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Second and Fourth Mondays at 6:30pm-8:00pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El
Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

 

Building and bridging our bonds, forming friendships from discussions to
various social activities. Our goal is to unite gay men’s voices with others, connecting
ourselves and others with the San Mateo County Pride Center and the greater
LGBTQ+ Community.

 

Meeting Dates/Times:  Fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El
Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

 

 

A social group for LGBTQ+ women living on the peninsula ages 50 and above.

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Peninsula Family Service, 24 2nd Ave., San
Mateo, CA 94401

Contact: Ellyn Bloomfield, 650-403-4300 ext. 4383 or by email at Ellyn.Bloomfield@sanmateopride.org

AA Meetings will have a speaker, topic, and discussion. LGBTQ+ and allies welcome!

 

Meeting Dates/Times: Every Thursday at 7:00pm-8:00pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

 

 A running and walking club for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and friends. Membership is open to all; and we welcome you whether you’re a walker, jogger, runner, or racer. This group has over 250 active members primarily form Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, as well as folks from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. All athletic abilities are welcome and active in the group!

 

Dates/Times: events fluctuate on monthly basis—see calendar for up-to-date info!

Location: Meets throughout Santa Clara County and San Mateo County

Contact: frontrunners@baylands.org

Want to learn how to surf, but felt intimidated? Want to work on your ocean skills with other queers? Join one of our lessons, camps or retreats and lets get in the water! Equipping queers, women, GNC, trans, lesbian, gay people with tools and knowledge to safely enjoy the ocean.

 

Dates/Times:  depends on weather—see facebook group for up-to-date info!

Location: Linda Mar (Pacifica) State Beach—5000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044

Contact:  Kyla Langen can be reached at queersurft@gmail.com

A group of Friendly & diverse LGBTQ community members, allies, & friends share LGBTQ books & offer some thoughts about readings we enjoy. Everyone is welcome & all points of view appreciated. Participate or just listen, it’s up to you. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to discover LGBTQ culture together.

 

Dates/Times: First Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: Ellyn Bloomfield, 650-403-4300 ext. 4383 or by email at 

Craig, (650)759-3784 or by email at craig@reachandteach.com

 

Do you identify as Queer and on the Autism Spectrum? Come Join Queers on the Autism Spectrum QAS, a place to share stories, learn, and meet out our community!

 

Meeting Dates/Times: First Monday of the month from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: (650) 591-0133 or by email at info@sanmateopride.org

El Camino Reelers was founded in 1985 by Marilyn Martinyak and Pat Dixon as an alternative to the gay square dance clubs located an hour away in San Francisco. We’re now one of the largest and best-known gay square dance clubs in the country! We provide a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment for LGBTQ+ folks to meet each other and socialize. You don’t need a partner, you don’t need a fancy outfit, you don’t need to know anything about dancing, and you don’t need to be coordinated. What you do need is a pair of comfortable shoes and the desire to have fun!

Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm; Adanvced-level dancing on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, quarterly Saturday dances, monthly no-experience-required “Fun Nights” and occasional Friday Potlucks

Location: St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 4111 Alma Street, Palo Alto

Contact: information@reelers.org

 

Unete con nostostros en el Centro de Orgullo para las noches de Cumbia. Cada primer y tercer lunes del mes. No se necesita experencia!

Join us for Cumbia Nights at the Pride Center. Every first and second Mondays of the month. No experience necessary!

Dates/Times: Every first and second Monday of the month 

Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402

Contact: Andres Loyola, (650) 591-0133 ext 151, or by email at Andres.Loyola@sanmateopride.org

 

Relax over a cup of coffee, discuss current events in the LGBTQ+ community and socialize with 50+ LGBTQIA+ folks from all over the Peninsula!

Dates/Times: Every 1st Monday of the month from 10:30am-12:00am
Location: San Mateo County Pride Center, 1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact: Ellyn Bloomfield, 650-403-4300 ext. 4383 or by email at Ellyn.Bloomfield@sanmateopride.org

LGBTQ+ youth hangout – open to all youth and allies ages 10-25. Safe space to hang out, find community, resources, books, games, and snacks!

Dates/Times: Every Tuesday at 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: ACS Offices, 643 Bair Island Rd, Suite 301, Redwood City, CA 94063
Contact: Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator, at ben@acs-teens.org or 650-424-0852 x107