About Us

Hey folks, we are the Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance. We are an LGBTQ+ mental health non-profit based out of San Bernardino. Our mission is to promote, advocate and offer support for LGBTQ+ youth and their families. It's 2020 and RPYA has gone virtual. Keep an eye on our "Upcoming Events" section and our Social Media accounts to find out about our zoom virtual meetings, Instagram Live, and more.

RPYA is a grassroots California non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2001. It is an Inland Empire activity and support organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and questioning youth (ages 13-20 years old), their families, and their friends.

RPYA Mission Statement

The mission of Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance is to provide a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) youth of the Inland Empire.

If you have been affected by Covid-19 and could use some support, visit our support campaign website UnityHOPE

What's Happening at RPYA:

ZOOM: NAVIGATING PRONOUNS SEPTEMBER 7th 12:00 pm

Join us for a virtual Pathfinder Game! Learn how to play the tabletop game Pathfinder, meet other Queer, Trans, and Non-Conforming Youth, win giveaways. The age range for the event is 13-18. No Experience Needed! Come Learn With Us!

ZOOM: RPYA SOURCE GAME DAY AUGUST 23rd 6:00 pm - 8:00 PM

Join us for a virtual Pathfinder Game! Learn how to play the tabletop game Pathfinder, meet other Queer, Trans, and Non-Conforming Youth, win giveaways. The age range for the event is 13-18. No Experience Needed! Come Learn With Us!

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/QTgameday

ZOOM: Political Education and Action Space Tuesdays, 5:00 pm

We are excited to announce we launched a space for political education and political action. For the first few sessions, we will be creating the foundation for the space and the intentions for the discussions.

The group is amid towards youth (14-18). If you are outside that age range feel free to get in connect as we have other all-ages spaces for the community.

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/RPYASPACE

ZOOM: Parent & Caregiver Alliance Group 2nd & 4th Tuesday 6 pm

Support for those who support LGBTQ+ youth. Parents, Teachers, Providers, and any adult who lives or works with LGBTQ+ youth are welcome. Topics covered include communication, terminology, relationships, safety, and ways to care for yourself as you're caring for others.

ZOOM: SOURCE Youth Group Every Wednesday 5 pm - 7 pm

Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance's source group is for LGBTQ+ youth who need and want an online space that supports them. Space is designed to support LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 14-18. We will talk about affirming self-care, protecting your mental health in the pandemic, and resources/support services that center their care focus on LGBTQ+ Communities.

ZOOM: Youth Poetry Group Thursdays 6:00 pm - 7 pm

INTRODUCING: RPYA FREE STORE

We've received generous donations over the last couple of months and we are looking to share them with our community. Please visit our FREE STORE for more information. Please be located in the Inland Empire. MAIL ORDER is not available.

Pick up location: RPYA 3041 N. Sierra Way San Bernardino CA 92405 by appointment

FACEBOOK LIVE: MEET THE COMMUNITY Mondays, 5:30 pm

On our Facebook Page Mondays at 5:30 Pm

Our community is filled with so many incredible people, people creating, planning, questioning, and working to make life better for intersectional identities in the Inland Region. With MEET THE COMMUNITY LIVE, RPYA will be lifting the voices of those individuals who are walking the walk and talking the talk to get a better understanding of what makes them tick, find out what they are doing in and for the community, and what they want us to know about them.

RPYA PODCAST: ALL CHAT, NO SMOKE

Our latest podcast is a conversation with Dr. Toni D'orsay, pronouns: Empress, Goddess, and Ruler of all known universes. Toni is a nationally recognized expert on the lives of Trans Folks and is working for Borrego Health to create better systems to treat and support Trans Lives. Toni talks with Gustavo about radical authenticity, collaborative human rights work, and unpacking internalized colonial White Supremacy and Westernization as well as the trade-offs we make under capitalism.