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 8-10-2020


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


We were very sad to hear of the passing of San Luis Obispo Supervisor Adam Hill last week.  Supervisor Hill was a staunch ally of the LGBTQ+ community, giving time and resources to the Gala Pride and Diversity Center and Tranz Central Coast. If you’re feeling lonely don’t hesitate to call our Center at 805-541-4252 to get connected with community. If you are struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts our local hotline number is 800-783-0607. 


Thanks to the amazing folks at the Stoke the World Foundation, we are looking for a therapist for our upstairs office to serve the LGBTQ+ Community. This space is available RENT FREE.  They don’t need to move in during Covid-19 and we will also pay for therapist led support groups and provide PPE. For more information see our Interest Form.


All Week: R.A.C.E. Matters of SLO County presents Black Voices of SLO (on Facebook Live) “Racial justice and equity is the message. Music and discussion is the medium.Please join this digital event to witness local Black musicians, creators and entrepreneurs with a story to tell. This showcase aims to bring the national Black Lives Matter Movement to the local level and help the fight against racism on the interpersonal level. The showcase will be broadcast each evening from 6 - 7:30pm during the week of August 10-14. We will be staying silent on Wednesday August 12th to leave the spotlight on Diversity Coalition’s event that evening. To participate in the event, please register (free) here:


Monday August 10th


7pm-9pm  Walt Whitman Gay Men’s Book Club (Send a note to for the link). 


Tuesday August 11th


6pm-8pm Trans Teen Peer Support Group Fill out this Support Group Form or send a note to to receive the meeting link and password.


7pm-9pm Online Transgender Support Group with Tranz Central Coast and the Gala Pride and Diversity Center. Fill out this Support Group Form or send a note to to receive the meeting link and password.


Wednesday August 12th


5:15pm-6pm Cal Poly Salsa Club presents Intro to Salsa!  The Cal Poly Salsa club approached the Pride Center to offer a fun activity to the LGBTQ+ community so we can foster connection in the time of Covid-19. Join us at Meeting ID: 820 8899 0145 to hear some history of Salsa and try out a few moves - all are welcome!


6pm-7:30pm The Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo County presents Fostering Understanding in Our Community with Moderator Fanshen Cox - An award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and educator, and moderator. This week’s panelists are Deanna Cantrell: San Luis Obispo Police Chief, Vivien Devaney-Frice: Restorative Partners, Lan George: Arroyo Grande City Council Member and Dan Dow: District Attorney, County of San Luis Obispo


Thursday  August 13th


6pm-8pm Q Youth - If you want info about the meetings check out @QYouth on Instagram or send a note to 


Friday August 14th


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 enjoy each other's company! We hope to see you there!” - Meeting ID 821-9929-3440


7pm-10pm Free-For-All LGBT Movie Night


Saturday August 15th


2pm-4pm Join Michelle Call and Eve Riot for the first event in our Event Series “Authenticity” - A Body Positive Online Series about living your Best Intersectional Life. Our first event is Drag Makeup for Beginners with Juicy CW and Cleo Van Scarlet. Let’s discuss the evolution of drag makeup and learn how to “put on your face” with two local drag performers. All skin tones welcome - we will be featuring drag makeup for beautiful Black skin during this session. Send a note to for the Zoom link and supplies list if you want to play along at home!


Sunday August 16th


Sunday Evening Rap (LGBTQ+ AA Group) meets every Sunday evening from 7pm-8pm. 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.


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.)


Body Posi Series - Drag makeup, Intro to Salsa, Black Voices of SLO, Diversity Coalition - Fostering Understanding in Our Community and more!

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