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 10-26-2020

 

Good morning from the Gala Pride and Diversity Center! ¡Buenos días desde el Centro de Orgullo y Diversidad Gala!

 

This week is Asexual Awareness Week. Let’s take some time to learn more about and affirm those with ace identities!

 

Wilshire Hospice’s Dia de los Muertos celebration will be online this year and will encompass a week’s worth of virtual activities beginning October 23rd. 

 

Have you registered to vote? Online registration has closed, but you can register in person up to and including election day. Once you’ve registered, you need to vote. SLO polling locations will be open for 4 days from October 30th! LGBTQ+ voices are vital in this election and we need everyone to participate!

Monday October 26th 

5pm-7pm Trans*Teen Peer Support Group and Stand Out Parent Support Group. Send a note to email@galacc.org for a link to join these meetings!

Tuesday October 27th 

 

7pm-9pm Online Transgender Support Group with Tranz Central Coast and the Gala Pride and Diversity Center. Send a note to email@galacc.org to receive the meeting link and password.

 

Wednesday October 28th

 

7pm-8pm FED Eating Disorder Support Group Zoom Meeting ID: 891 5886 6267

Passcode: 367275

 

Thursday October 29th

 

Q Youth is on hiatus - If you want info about the meetings check out @QYouth on Instagram or send a note to rdiaz@galacc.org 

 

Friday October 30th

 

6pm CAPSLO The Center and 5 Cities Hope present Fright Night! Tune in to watch a spooky and fabulous show as we celebrate Fright Night and Santanico this year! Instagram live can be seen on @nala_diamond ‘s account! The drag show is free but we are gladly accepting donations to saga city at https://gf.me/u/y4nnpj .

 

7pm JEWELS: A LGBTQ+ HANGOUT! Santa Maria House of Pride and Equality hosts a Zoom meeting every Friday at 7:00pm for all LGBTQ+ identifying individuals. “Our goal is to provide a safe space for our community to unwind and enjoy each other's company! We hope to see you there!” - Meeting ID 821-9929-3440

Sunday November 1st

 

1pm-3pm Shower The People SLO. Complimentary showers will be available each Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The shower trailer will be located between the library at 995 Palm Street and the adjacent parking garage. Hot showers will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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.

 

Monthly donation to the Gala Pride and Diversity Center  is now live. As we expand our services and hope to pay for therapist-led support groups as well as increasing our reach in the County even $1 or $5 per month makes a difference to us - please consider!  (Note you can make your donation anonymous if desired.)

 

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

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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