Recurring Events:

• Gala Pride and Diversity Center Board Meeting | Third Tuesday of Each Month.

• Art After Dark | First Friday of Each Month (at the Gala Pride and Diversity Center).

For a list of Recurring Support Group Meetings, VISIT US HERE.

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

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