GALA Specific group dates/times/locations can be found on the Event/Groups Calendar.

All events are linked to event pages when applicable.


GALA Board meeting: First Tuesday of each month

Art after Dark at the GALA Center, first Friday of each month at the GALA Center (1060 Palm, SLO)

What’s Going On Week of 6-17-19

What an exciting and busy weekend we had! Our Reverse Drawing was held on Friday evening. Thank you to Anthony Parra for all your organization for this event, and to Robert Kinports, Krystal and CC Candypepper at the bar, Mary Ishikawa, and our amazing BBQ team for creating a delicious feast. Thanks too for the desserts and other donations we auctioned, and to the many volunteers who shared the work and cleanup. To those who donated to keep our lights on, we really appreciate your generosity and support for the work GALA is doing in our community. (Photos and more details will be  in newsletter!)

Saturday’s Body Positive Fashion Show couldn’t have happened without help from so many different people. Thank you again to SLO Tease for the funding and support! This kind of event is a preventative factor against the alarming prevalence of suicidal ideation and poor body image amongst LGBTQ+ young people.One fifteen year old said “I actually feel good about how I look tonight.” Another young person mentioned, “They clapped and cheered for me - I look awesome.” We were able to remind them that now when they don’t feel good about how they look they can remember one night where they felt glamorous and fabulous. We greatly appreciate you all showing up to support our LGBTQ+ youth - and it was wonderful to see so many young people in the audience. Look out for more all ages events later in the year!

GALA Office hours: Today 6/17 1:30pm-5pm, 6/18 12:30am-2pm, 6/19 10 am-2:30pm,

Monday June 17th

6pm-7pm Pride Committee Meeting at United Staffing Associates.

6pm-8pm Covenant of the Holy Madonnas at the GALA Center

6pm-8pm BDSM 101 Class at the GALA Center

Tuesday June 18th

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

Wednesday June 19th

6pm GALA Night at Blues Baseball. GALA has been selected as one of SLO Blues Baseball's charity partners this year! Join us on Wednesday June 19th at 6pm at the stadium in Sinsheimer Park! A few more free tickets are available: send a note to or 805-541-4252 to reserve! Miss Central Coast Pride, Victoria, will be throwing out the first pitch!

5pm Hope Wednesday at Blaze Pizza in Santa Maria  SM Pride fundraiser with Santa Maria House of Pride and Equality

6:30pm-8:30pm Polyamory Discussion Group at the GALA Center

Thursday June 20th

6pm-8pm Q Youth (12-18) and Rainbow Connection (18-26) meet at the GALA Center.

Friday June 21st

6:30pm-9pm SLO Lez B Friends at the GALA Center

Saturday June 22nd

6pm-9pm Tranz Central Coast North County Support Group at the Community Church of Atascadero

Sunday June 23rd

2pm-4pm Lesbians Who Write - for more information on this lesbian writing group call Marie at 805-534-3717

Coming Up

11am-4pm Saturday June 29th Santa Maria House of Pride and Equality presents Santa Maria Pride. Join community organizations as we continue to celebrate the rainbow.

6pm-10pm Saturday June 29th Santa Maria Pride After Party at Presqu’ile Winery.

8pm Wed July 3rd Big Pink Party (Pride celebration) at the Siren in Morro Bay

10:00am-3:00pm Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Pride Butterfly Brunch at the GALA Center

6:30pm and 8:30pm  Fri July 12th Pride Drag Shows featuring Candi Stratton - Miss Transgender USA 2019 at SLO Guild Hall

10 pm Sat July 13th Technicolor Unicorn - Official Pride Party at SLO Brew

12pm-6pm Sunday July 14th

Also remember to contact if you are interested in details of or tickets to our Train Excursion in September!


Click here for the GALA Events Calendar