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 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 for more information.

¿Necesita terapia individual (afirmación LGBTQ)? Póngase en contacto con Rocio en 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: 

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

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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: 

 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

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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 or  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 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 

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!

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