San Carlos Pride
LGBTQ+ Resources and Events
Our friends and neighbors in San Carlos take pride in showing up for their community. We learn from one another, discuss our shared experiences and diverse backgrounds, and celebrate our LGBTQ+ family through recognition, support, and love. Through friendship, we build bonds that keep our community safe and welcoming for all.
LOCAL RESOURCES PRIDE CONVERSATIONS PRIDE EVENTS
San Mateo County Pride Center
The San Mateo County Pride Center has provided a wide array of support for LGBTQ+ residents of all ages since 2017. The Pride Center offers education, training, community events, peer support groups, daily programming, clinical therapy, and case management.
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PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula
For 50 years, PFLAG has served as an invaluable resource for parents, families, and friends with loved ones who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. As our local chapter, PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula offers support through group meetings both virtually and in person, access to educational resources, and political advocacy.
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San Carlos Pride Month Conversations
During Pride Month (June) of 2021, we released a special video series, San Carlos Pride Month Conversations, with LGBTQ+ leaders from our community. Please enjoy the conversations below, hosted by former Mayor Laura Parmer-Lohan.
WATCH THE PRIDE CONVERSATIONS VIDEO SERIES
Pride in 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 to 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
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Progress Pride Flag Raising
In celebration of Pride Month, San Carlos raises Progress Pride flags at multiple locations throughout the City in June. Designed in 2018 as a more inclusive evolution of the traditional multi-colored Pride flag, this updated flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are colors traditionally used to represent the transgender community. On June 12, 2023 at 6:00 p.m., Mayor Adam Rak and special guests gathered to raise the Progress Pride flag in front of City Hall. A special proclamation was presented to Rosemary Malvey, president of PFLAG San Jose/Peninsula, during the ceremony.
City Hall Illuminated
Throughout the month of June, the front entrance of City Hall is illuminated in multi-colored lights reminiscent of the Pride flag colors.