GALA The Gay And Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast

reflects the rich social life of the LGBT community in San Luis Obispo County. GALA, an incorporated non-profit supported by membership dues and tax deductible donations, is committed to ensuring a healthy and vibrant network of social gathering groups, events, business resources, and educational services for its constituents. It also aims at being an integral part of the growth of the greater San Luis Obispo community GALA'S MISSION Through education, support, recreation, advocacy, and partnerships, we will promote the well-being of our LGBT community. VISION To have a healthy LGBT community that is respected, embraced by, and of value to, the broader Central Coast community.

GALA brings people together.

Board Meetings

The GALA Board of Directors meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at the GALA Center.

Everyone is welcome to attend. If you wish to be placed on the agenda, please call the Center Coordinator at 805-541-4252 in advance.


Established in early 2014,The William Tomasini Scholarship honors business and community leader and former GALA President William Tomasini.

The scholarship is designed to help empower promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential, despite the many obstacles ahead, and to make a significant and positive impact on their community.

Students who have demonstrated leadership, with a strong record of academic excellence, volunteerism and achievement, and like William, bring beauty into their LGBTQ community, will be considered for this scholarship.

If you wish to contribute to this scholarship fund, please CLICK HERE. 

If you are a youth looking to apply please download the application HERE. *Note: Applications are not currently being accepted.

If you have any questions please contact us at with the subject "Tomasini Scholarship"