• 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 9-20-2021


Good morning from the Gala Pride and Diversity Center! 

¡Buenos días desde el Centro de Orgullo y Diversidad Gala! 

Tuesday September 21st

6pm-8pm Gala Pride & Diversity Center Board Meeting Our Board of Directors is meeting virtually and the meeting is open to members of the public. Click here to fill out the form to request the meeting link!

Wednesday September 22nd

6pm-9:30pm Senior Social Movie Night The Senior Social is meeting via zoom for a virtual evening of dinner and a movie! They’ll be watching “Swan Song” and participants can opt in for a complimentary dinner delivered right to their doorstep. In “Swan Song”, a retired hairdresser escapes his nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, confronting the ghosts of his past and rediscovering his sparkle along the way. Click here to register and get your food order in by end of day September 21st!

Thursday September 23rd

6pm-8pm Q Youth is meeting outdoors and in-person at the Gala Pride & Diversity Center again! For more information, please contact us at email@galacc.org

6pm-11pm LGBTQ+ Night at Sidecar Sidecar is hosting LGBTQ+ night every Thursday at 1040 Broad St. in San Luis Obispo! Join us for an evening of cocktails, mocktails, appetizers, and community fun!

6:30pm-8pm The Racial Wealth Gap Explained Showing Up for Racial Justice, Santa Maria is hosting a live virtual discussion facilitated by the California Budget and Policy Center on the racial wealth gap and what we can do to address this and other long-standing obstacles to shared prosperity. Contact surjsantamaria@gmail.com to register and learn more!

7pm-8:30pm Free Transgender Voice Therapy Group Join us on zoom on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month for a no-cost voice coaching workshops! These voice training sessions offered by Joshua Russel, SLP are free of charge and open to any trans, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming people in our community. Drop us a note at allie.rae.hampton@gmail.com to get the meeting info!

Friday September 24th

6pm-8pm BDSM 101 This monthly class from the Central Coast Kink Community provides a basic overview of kink, consent, rules, and information to help practitioners be successful and safe. Attendees must be 18+ years of age. Contact email@galacc.org for more information!

Sunday September 25th

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 & Other News

We are looking for nominations for our 2022 Board of Directors! This is an exciting time to be part of our organization as we continue to expand and offer more services - and we could really use your help. Please pass along to anyone you think may be interested and we set the form up so you can nominate someone else as well! https://forms.gle/58C2RWmjhkeM9qKN8

The Gala Pride & Diversity Center will be offering LGBTQ+ Affirming Family Education on October 16th, 10am-1pm via zoom. This free community training for family members of LGBTQ+ people, with an emphasis on transgender and non-binary youth, works towards the goal of loving, affirming families for everyone! Register at tinyurl.com/LGBTQFamilyEdu

The Behavioral Health Department is conducting a brief survey to collect community input for its Strategic Prevention Plan - focused on the prevention and early intervention of alcohol and other drug use, and its associated problems. We hope you can take a few minutes to answer this short survey, which will remain open until September 22, 2021. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance! 

Transitions Mental Health is hosting a virtual Young Adult Mental Health Support Group every Thursday at 3pm! All young adults must be 18+ and the sessions will include a Q&A discussion of mental health topics that impact young adults. Join the zoom meeting with Meeting ID: 899 1585 9797, Passcode: 843887.

NAACP SLO County is hosting a virtual Freedom Fund Gala with guests of honor Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Congressman Salud Carbajal. They will have an Awards Ceremony, a Silent Auction and Entertainment, accessible from the safety of your mobile device or computer. Have you heard the Black National Anthem? It is time for joy in community, education and art. Join them on Saturday October 16th from 5:00-7:00pm. Tickets are $75 each, $700 for a group of ten and $40 for 18 years of age and under. Consider viewing our special event with your family or “pod” outside together? Order take-out and enjoy our  time together. Stay safe and visit naacpslocty.org/gala for more information!

Transitions Mental Health Association is offering Mental Health First Aid Training via Zoom! This national course developed by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance use issues. Mental Health First Aid takes the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems by improving understanding and providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder. When more people are equipped with the tools they need to start a dialogue, more people can get the help they need. There are many upcoming dates with available openings through the end of the year and you can click here to register!

Please consider Monthly Giving to the Pride Center! Skippers Brew LGBTQ+ affirming coffee shop at 1242 Monterey St, SLO is offering a 20% discount to 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!


Central Coast Pride is a committee of the Gala Pride and Diversity center and LGBTQ Campus Life (PRIDE) at Cal Poly which has hosted an annual series of events held across San Luis Obispo since 1997. This year Pride will be held virtually in correspondence with Slo County social distancing guidelines. Join us and many other members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community this may for a chance to partake in a variety of uplifting and entertaining events that build up our community. To Learn more about Pride and the events being hosted this year visit the Central Coast Pride website by clicking the title above.

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Gala Pride & Diversity Center welcomes all individuals regardless of ethnicity, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation and age. Stop by the Center for a cup of tea and a fabulous chat!

1060 Palm Street | San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phone: (805) 541-4252

Provisional statement: The Gala Pride and Diversity Center is located on the land of the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini – Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region. We are aware that this land was taken from indigenous peoples violently, unceded - without agreement, consideration, or compensation.  We are committed to including local indigenous history in our training and we set the intention of relationship with and support of local indigenous peoples.   Additionally, we acknowledge our responsibility to protect the natural environment.