Pride Celebration Brings LGBTQ+ Community Together

Hundreds of people descended on San Mateo Central Park for a daylong celebration of diversity and inclusion last Saturday. 

The annual Pride event, held every year since 2013, focused on promoting health and wellness in the LGBTQ+ community. 

This year’s theme, “Rooted in Resilience”, conveyed how the San Mateo County LGBTQ+ community is rooted in our community and resistant against phobias that occur daily towards our LGBTQ+ community. 

“Seeing the San Mateo County LGBTQ+ community and allies coming together to celebrate diversity, resiliency and solidarity was powerful and beautiful, reinforcing the need to continue our work to be inclusive and valuing of everyone”, Maria Lorente-Foresti, Ph.D., Director, Office of Diversity and Equity.

The family friendly event included food trucks, musical performances, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, story time, vendors and Zumba lessons. The San Mateo County Pride event was held in collaboration with the Pride InitiativePride Center and the LGBTQ Commission.