GALA

Always working to provide a safe space and resources

creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive.

GALA

Like most non-profit organizations, GALA receives a large

percentage of its support from donations.

GALA

Through education, support, recreation, advocacy, and partnerships,

we promote the well-being of our LGBT community.

GALA

Always working to provide a safe space and resources

creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive.

GALA

Like most non-profit organizations, GALA receives a large

percentage of its support from donations.

GALA

Through education, support, recreation, advocacy, and partnerships,

we promote the well-being of our LGBT community.

Events & Groups Calendar

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Community Served!

GALA welcomes all individuals regardless of ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation and age.

About GALA

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast (soon to be renamed the Gala Pride and Diversity Center), has been providing support and encouraging diversity and inclusion since before its incorporation in 1997. For the last 10 years we have owned our beautiful Center at 1060 Palm St.

LGBTQ+ Resources

GALA advocates for the Central Coast’s LGBTQ+ community and prioritizes the individuals of the Central Coast in their everyday lives from helping someone new to the area to find connections to helping a person find support services.

Get Involved

GALA is always working to provide a safe space and resources – creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive. This is done by volunteers, GALA staff, and individuals just like you! Join us in our continuing efforts to lift up our LGBTQ+ community by Volunteering, and/or Donating today.

Working Hard For YOU

Resources

GALA is always working to provide a safe space and resources – creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive.

Bathroom Sign

Mike Hughes, of Tranz Central Coast, designed all-gender restroom signs as a temporary measure. View/Print HERE.

Donate

GALA is entirely funded by the generous contributions of individuals like you. Every dollar makes a difference. Thank you!

Board of Directors

Meet the Individuals working hard to create a rich social lifestyle for all members of the Central Coast LGBTQ+ community.

Groups of GALA

We are stronger together, and because of that mantra we are excited to share other queer local organizations.

Volunteer

We support our Central Coast LGBTQ+ community through honest human kindness. Would YOU like to hlep?

Events

The Central Coast is widely know as a mecca for exciting events, and that includes LGBTQ+ community! See what’s coming up here.

Newsletters

Sign Up to receive our regular Gay And Lesbian Alliance newletters, delivered straight to your inbox as they are published.

Contact Us

Have questions about our organization or would like to schedule a time to meet? Contact us!

GALA Events Can Be Found On Our Events/Groups Calendar.

See Our Quick Look At Upcoming Events Below

Community Events:

What’s Going On Week of February 17th, 2020

Welcome to our new administrative assistant, Ciana Costa! Regular office hours are now 2pm-6pm Monday-Friday

Monday February 17th

6pm-8pm Central Coast Kink Community presents BDSM 101 at the Pride Center

6pm-8pm Pride Committee meets at Haven Properties - 441 Marsh Street (back conference room.)

Tuesday February 18th

7pm-9pm Trans*Tuesday at the Pride Center

6pm-7:30pm The Gala Pride and Diversity Center Board Meeting (everyone is welcome!)

Wednesday February 19th

3pm-6pm Town Hall: End the Epidemics with CAPSLO and Access Support Network at the SLO Vet’s Hall

4pm-6pm Senior Social at the Pride Center. This month’s theme is wellness and health, and in addition to the potluck there will be a speaker about body balance and strength, and everyone who brings their own bowl will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to Avila Bay Athletic Club and Spa.

6pm-9pm Santa Maria House of Pride and Equality presents Wee Dram Wednesday at the Historic Santa Maria Inn 

Thursday February 20th

6pm-8pm Q and R Youth (13-24 years old) at the Pride Center

Friday February 21st

6:30pm-9pm SLO Lez B Friends at the Pride Center

Saturday February 22nd

7 pm Buy your tickets for our fabulous LGBTQ+ (and allies) dance at the SLO Guild Hall! We can’t wait to see you there!

Sunday February 23rd

5:30pm-7:30pm Rainbow Dungeons and Dragons (5E) at the GALA Center - new players welcome any time!

7pm-8pm Sunday Night Rap/LGBT AA Group meets in the Hatler Memorial Library

Coming Up

6pm Saturday February 29th 5 Cities Hope Pride Planning Meeting at The Center in Arroyo Grande 

All day - Saturday February 29th Change the Status Quo social justice conference at Cal Poly.

8pm Sunday March 15th SLO Queerdos Present Blackout Drag Show at the Graduate in SLO

Who is GALA?

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast (soon to be renamed the Gala Pride and Diversity Center), has been providing support and encouraging diversity and inclusion since before its incorporation in 1997. For the last 10 years we have owned our beautiful Center at 1060 Palm Street.

GALA advocates for the Central Coast’s LGBTQ+ community and prioritizes the individuals of the Central Coast in their everyday lives from helping someone new to the area to find connections to helping a person find support services.

Stop by the Center for a cup of tea!

SLO Pride

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GALA advocates for the Central Coast’s LGBTQ+ community

and prioritizes the individuals of the Central Coast in their everyday lives from helping someone new to the area to find connections to helping a person find support services.

Sign-up for our email

GALA Events

All group dates, times, & locations can be found on our Events/Groups calendar… which is updated frequently.

Never miss another fantastic GALA event!

RESOURCES

GALA is always working to provide a safe space and resources – creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive.

Thrive with the help of these valuable resources.

+ Monthly Support Meetings

+ Community Members Serviced Monthly

+ Business Partners

In-person and online… we are available anywhere at anytime.

GALA advocates for the Central Coast’s LGBTQ+ community and prioritizes the individuals of the Central Coast in their everyday lives from helping someone new to the area to find connections to helping a person find valuable support services.

We welcome ALL individuals regardless of ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation and age.

Stop by the Center for a cup of tea!

Meet the Board

GALA is a Central Coast organization managed by a board of hardworking volunteers and paid staff.

Meet the individuals who work diligently to provide the entire LGBTQ+ community with a myriad of valuable resources, workshops, events & more.

The People Behind the Gay And Lesbian Alliance.

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The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
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The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
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The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
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The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
The Gala Pride and Diversity Center
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GALA welcomes all individuals regardless of ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation and age. Stop by the Center for a cup of tea!

1060 Palm Street | San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: (805) 541-4252

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