The mission of the San Joaquin Pride Center is to serve the diverse LGBT+
community in San Joaquin County and the surrounding areas by creating a safe and welcoming
space. We provide resources that enrich the body, mind and spirit, and educate the public in
tolerance and respect for all people within the LGBT+ community.
Approach to Programming
We educate and support our diverse communities so that they
feel empowered to create safe spaces and programs to their specific needs. We create social
opportunities, raise awareness about the impact of non-acceptance, and provide mental health
resources so that they become ingrained in the culture of schools, workplaces and home life.
Through trainings and support systems we are able to let a space organically grow to its full
potential of working with the LGBT+ community.
Who We Are
Cymone Reyes- Executive Director
Jonathan Lopez- Youth Outreach Director and Presentations
James Patnaude- Clinic Scheduler and Transgender Support Services
News & Updates
Currently we are working on creative ways to be involved with our communities with Covid-19
currently happening. Since our schools have been shut down we are starting up a way to have
GSA support via Zoom meetings as well as have youth empowerment workshops online.
We hope to have a full GSA network up by the beginning of next year as well as rebooting our
Parent and Family Workshops to better support our families at home who have a youth that
identifies within the LGBT+ spectrum. If you visit our space in Stockton we are working with our
Yosemite Street Village community to have health and wellness arts and mediums.
The California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) was founded in 2009 with the goal of achieving mental health equity for five priority populations in California – African American, Latino, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ+.