Gala Pride & Diversity Center

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

we promote the well-being of our LGBT community.

Gala Pride & Diversity Center

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

we promote the well-being of our LGBT community.

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Our Mission Statement

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center supports and empowers people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions to strengthen and unite our Central Coast Community.

About The Gala Pride and Diversity Center

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center has been providing support, encouraging diversity and inclusion since before its incorporation in 1997. From more than 10 years we have owned our beautiful center at 

1060 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center 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 Pride and Diversity Center is always working to provide a safe space and resources – creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals to thrive. This is done by volunteers, Gala Pride and Diversity Center 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 Pride and Diversity Center is always working to provide a safe space and resources – creating opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community.

Bathroom Sign

Mike Hughes, of Tranz Central Coast, designed all-gender restroom signs as a temporary measure while you order a more permanent solution. View/Print HERE.

Donate

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center is  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 equity and inclusion for all members of the Central Coast LGBTQ+ community.

Groups of Gala pride & diversity center

We are stronger together, and 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 the LGBTQ+ community! See what’s coming up here.

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Contact Us

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

Gala Pride and Diversity Center 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 3-1-2021

Good morning from the Gala Pride and Diversity Center! 

¡Buenos días desde el Centro de Orgullo y Diversidad Gala! 

Get your tickets for our fabulous Variety Show on March 13th! Drag, burlesque, contortion - we’ve got it all! You can pick up food from Feed my Seoul food truck and cocktails from Sidecar and bring them home to enjoy this amazing live show (acts have been prerecorded) at home! Go to https://bigbalszproductions.com/ to purchase tickets and/or give a donation - all proceeds go to support our work at the Gala Pride and Diversity Center!

Obtenga sus entradas para nuestro fabuloso espectáculo de variedades el 13 de marzo. Drag, burlesque, contortion - ¡lo tenemos todo! Puedes recoger comida de Feed my Seoul Food Truck y cócteles de Sidecar y llevarlos a casa para disfrutar de este increíble espectáculo en vivo (los actos han sido pregrabados) en casa! Vaya a https://bigbalszproductions.com/ para comprar entradas y / o dar una donación - todos los ingresos van a apoyar nuestro trabajo en el Centro de Orgullo y Diversidad Gala!

Please consider Monthly Giving to the Pride Center! Skippers Brew LGBTQ+ affirming coffee shop at 1242 Monterey St, SLO is offering 20% discount regular Pride Center donors, SLO Provisions will give you 10% as will Central Coast Comedy Theater, SLO Botanical Garden and SLO Public House. Suncoast Insurance will donate $10 whenever you get a quote from them!

Thank you to all who came to our LGBTQ+ Mental Health Equity Town Hall Meeting last week! We will soon have a recording available to you and will be setting up a Q&A evening to answer any additional questions you may have! We were delighted to have the ASL interpretive talents of Mala and Lindsey. If you are deaf and need ASL interpretation to attend events or meetings please contact email@galacc.org so we can accommodate!

Tuesday March 2nd

Please note: Online Transgender Support Group, Trans*Teen Peer Support Group, and Stand Out Parent Support Group are gathering at various times throughout the month. Send a note to email@galacc.org or tranzcentralcoast@gmail.com  for details.

Wednesday March 3rd

6pm-7pm FED Eating Disorder Group. For more information contact edehart@galacc.org

6:30pm-7:30pm Cuesta Pride Club meets. Cuesta Pride is a student lead LGBTQ+ club at Cuesta College.  It was founded in 2020 with intention of creating a safe and accepting place for Cuesta students.  Since its founding, Cuesta Pride has fought for representation on Cuesta’s campus and worked to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ students online.  Email dylan_canterbury@my.cuesta.edu for meeting access!

Thursday March 4th

6pm-8pm Q Youth meets via Zoom. Send a note to email@galacc.org for the meeting link!

Sunday March 7th

7pm-8pm Sunday Evening Rap (LGBTQ+ AA Group) meets every Sunday evening. During COVID-19 closures, the meeting is on Zoom with meeting ID  206 301 937.  A password is required. To receive the password email aarapgroup@gmail.com and someone will send it along.

Coming Up

March 9th San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The Gala Pride and Diversity Center is sponsoring Kameamahu - a nonbinary story about Waikiki’s “Wizard Stones”.

Saturday March 13th - Save the Date -  Fabulous Variety Event Show Fundraiser with SLO Light and Sound and Big Balsz Productions - you can purchase the right to be an “audience member” and check out details about our upcoming show! 

Saturday April 24th - Save the Date - A Conversation and Cider Tasting With Two Broad's Cider 

The Pride Committee is working hard to bring a dynamic and exciting week of mostly virtual offerings for Central Coast Pride 2021 - May 16-23rd, 2021. If you’d like to help with any of our events please reach out and we’d be happy to put you in touch!

From Cal Poly Pride Center:

Did you know that fifty percent of LGBTQ+ people live in the 29 states that lack comprehensive statewide laws explicitly prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ+ people?  While 21 states and over 350 cities have passed LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protections, this patchwork of protections is unsustainable and leaves too many people behind.   As such, Congress just introduced the Equality Act into the 117th Congress with a vote expected as early as net week. 

The Equality Act is bipartisan legislation that would update federal law to include express and enduring nondiscrimination protections for 13 million LGBTQ+ Americans across virtually every area of daily life.  The nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute recently found that national support for the Equality Act is around 83 percent. This is the strongest level of support the bill has ever seen.

Note: In 2019, the Equality Act was introduced in the House of Representatives. It passed the House on May 17, 2019 with a bipartisan 236-173 vote. It was not heard in the Senate.  To learn more about the Equality Act, visit https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-equality-act

Who is The Gala Pride and Diversity Center?

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center has been providing support since before its incorporation in 1997. For more than 10 years we have owned our beautiful Center at 1060 Palm Street. 

Originally The Gay and Lesbian Alliance – GALA’s mission has expanded to include individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions and we offer social support, advocacy, resources, referrals and more. 

Stop by the Center for a cup of tea and a fabulous chat!

Stop by the Center for a cup of tea and a fabulous chat!

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The Gala Pride and Diversity Center, 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.

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Gala Pride and Diversity Center Events

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

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RESOURCES

Gala Pride and Diversity Center 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 Pride and Diversity Center 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 Pride Center for a cup of tea and a fabulous chat!

Meet the Board

Gala Pride and Diversity Center 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 Gala Pride and Diversity Center.

Events & Groups Calendar