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.

Newsletters

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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 1-18-2021

Good morning from the Gala Pride and Diversity Center! 

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

Do you need individual therapy (LGBTQ+ affirming)? Contact Rocio at therapist@galacc.org for more information.

¿Necesita terapia individual (afirmación LGBTQ)? Póngase en contacto con Rocio en therapist@galacc.org para obtener más información.

Monday January 18th

On this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 we reflect on the institutional racism Dr. King fought against and our responsibility to carry his work forward. The Gala Pride and Diversity Center is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we will continue to work towards that goal. On Saturday we held an intersectional code switching panel which you can see here: https://fb.watch/35oxIMri28/ 

We think of Tiyanna Alexander and Kimberly Patricia Cope, Black transgender women already murdered in 2021 and we look forward to working with our community partners  to dismantle the structures that perpetuate inequality.#BlackTransLivesMatter

 If you’re looking to up your anti-racism game - we suggest subscribing to https://www.antiracismdaily.com/ 

 

En este día 2021 del Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reflexionamos sobre el racismo institucional contra el que luchó el Dr. King y nuestra responsabilidad de llevar adelante su trabajo. El Centro de Orgullo y Diversidad Gala está comprometido con la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión, y continuaremos trabajando para lograr ese objetivo. El sábado tuvimos un panel de conmutación de código interseccional que se puede ver aquí: https://fb.watch/35oxIMri28/ 

 Pensamos en Tiyanna Alexander y Kimberly Patricia Cope, mujeres transgéneros negra ya asesinada en 2021 y esperamos trabajar con nuestros socios comunitarios para desmantelar las estructuras que perpetúan la desigualdad. #BlackTransLivesMatter

 Si estás buscando aumentar tu juego contra el racismo, te sugerimos suscribirte a https://www.antiracismdaily.com/ 

Tuesday January 19th

6pm-7:30pm Board Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. Zoom Meeting ID: 893 1351 9473 | Passcode: GayAgenda

You may have heard that DA Dan Dow would be attending this meeting. That has changed, and here is our statement:

When District Attorney Dan Dow accepted our invitation to attend a board meeting, we indicated that although our board meetings are public they are attended by the board and about 5 other people.

Now that it seems like a large number of people are attending, including the press, DA Dow has declined to attend. Instead, the DA's office offered a private meeting with board members to address our concerns.

We hope that genuine discussion may be facilitated in this way and we welcome the opportunity to sit down with the District Attorney. However, the board believes that the questions asked are in the public interest, and intends to relay the salient points once this private meeting has taken place.

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 January 20th

6:30pm-8:30pm Central Coast Polyamory’s monthly discussion group. Zoom Meeting ID: 872 0311 1082 | Passcode: LoveIsLove

Thursday January 21st

Sunday January 24th

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:

Wednesday January 27th - New LGBTQ+ Support/Discussion Group Forming. Join us here from 6pm-7:30pm to make agreements and decide format, content, and how the group should run!

Thursday January 28th, 2021 - Join us for a forum on LGBTQ+ dementia with the Alzheimer’s Association. Register at https://bit.ly/3p75Lfc 

Saturday February 20th - Save the Date - Fabulous Variety Event Show Fundraiser with SLO Light and Sound and Big Balsz Productions

Thursday February 25th, 6-7:30 pm - Save the Date - Town Hall Meeting with the SLO LGBTQ+ Mental Health Task Force and Dr. Jay Bettergarcia of QCares and SLOACCEPTance. You will hear about what the task force has been doing, our strategic plan for the next three years - as well as a presentation on the LGBTQ+ needs assessment and the findings which are informing our work!

Subscription Giving makes our world go round - Please consider a monthly donation at whatever level you can manage! 

 

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.

Never miss another fantastic Gala Pride and Diversity Center event!

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