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:

Week of January 13, 2020

What’s Going On Week of January 13th, 2020

Office hours this week are: Tues 1/14 9am-noon, 1pm-6pm, Wed 1/15 4pm-6pm, Thurs 1/16 9am-noon, 1pm-4pm

Monday January 13th

7pm-9pm Walt Whitman Gay Men’s Book Club at the GALA Center

Tuesday January 14th

6pm-8pm Trans* Teen Peer Support Group at the GALA Center

6:15pm-7:45pm Stand Out Parent Support Group meets at Petra

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

6pm-9pm LGBTQ+ night at Broad Street Public House

Wednesday January 15th

4pm-6pm Senior Social at the GALA Center

6:30pm-8:30pm Central Coast Polyamory’s Monthly Discussion

6pm-9pm Santa Maria House of Pride and Equality hosts Hope Wednesday goes bowling

Thursday January 16th

6pm-8pm Q & R Youth (ages 14-24) meet at the GALA Center

Friday January 17th

6:30pm-9pm SLO Lez B Friends

Sunday January 19th

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:

3pm-7pm Monday January 20th -Communities Together Celebrate King Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Temple Beth David (GALA will have a table)

6pm-7:30pm Wednesday January 29th Winter Outreach Meeting of the Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo County at the Seacrest Hotel, Pismo Beach

5pm-8pm Wednesday February 5th Transitions Mental Health Association presents Journey of Hope 2020 (Pismo Beach)

5pm-8pm Thursday February 6th Transitions Mental Health Association presents Journey of Hope 2020 (Paso Robles)

4pm-6pm Saturday February 8th LGBTQ+ Speed Dating and Trivia

8am-8:30pm Thursday February 13th  Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts is holding an “Inclusion Starts With Me” Teach-in open to all at various venues on campus. There are some great offerings including “Using Wikipedia to Teach Queer Politics” with R.G. Cravens and “Transfeminism 101” with Ednie Garrison. Michelle will also be on campus for a Sex Ed panel (separate from this event) at 11:30 am as part of Safer’s “Love Carefully” week.

Saturday February 22nd - Save the date for an LGBTQ+ Dance at the SLO Guild Hall

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!

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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.

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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.

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+ 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.

Latest from Social Media

GALA - Central Coast
GALA - Central Coast
Thanks to Jay Bettergarcia, Elissa Feld and all those involved in training affirming mental health providers in SLO County! We are so fortunate to have you!
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GALA - Central Coast
Janelle Monae tweeted #IAmNonbinary over a Steven Universe GIF and it made me feel alive.
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GALA - Central Coast
What can GALA President Doug Heumann and NAACP San Luis Obispo County Branch President Steve Vines be discussing at the Women's March San Luis Obispo? Perhaps Monday’s Martin Luther King Day celebration at Congregation Beth David? - Come on out to to both events!
GALA - Central Coast
GALA - Central Coast
This is an excellent scientific explanation of the gender spectrum! While we know binary gender models work for many people, they definitely don’t work for everyone and to be inclusive we need to find better ways to talk about these things!

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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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