• 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 6-21-2021

 

Good morning from the Gala Pride and Diversity Center! 

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

 

We are so grateful for the outpouring of community support after the recent vandalism and hate speech at the Gala Pride & Diversity Center! Thanks to your generous donations, our yard looks fabulous and we will be able to replace our sign and improve Center security! Thank you to all of our individual donors and to the businesses who gave to us. Special thanks to Lacey McNamara, Matt Clevenger, the Branch Family, Garland Schonauer, Emma Veach, Skipper’s Brew Coffee House, The Reid Fund, and Access Publishing for their generous support. 

 

Monday June 21st 

June 21st - July 30th LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Camp! Join us in-person for a COVID compliant youth camp! We’ll have arts & crafts, discussions and workshops, movement, local outings, and community building! This program is open to LGBTQIA+ adolescents, teens, and young adults on the Central Coast who are looking to do something fun and enriching this summer while building relationships with other LGBTQIA+ young people. The program is capped at 11 people this year to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines, so please sign up only if you plan to attend consistently. The camp will meet at the Pride Center and local parks on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between June 15th to August 6th. Meetings will be in person, masked, and socially distanced, and everyone will be required to complete a quick health screening before each meeting. Please feel free to email miarolph@gmail.com with any questions, concerns, or activity suggestions and you can click here to fill out the sign up form!

 

Tuesday June 22nd

2pm-3pm Adult Art Therapy with Harvey Sera (This cohort is full - send a note to email@galacc.org to be put on the waitlist for the next cohort).

 

7pm-9pm Trans* Tuesday Support Group This transgender support group meets every other week via zoom. Drop us a note at email@galacc.org or tranzcentralcoast@gmail.com for more information!

 

Wednesday June 23rd

10am-12pm Virtual Harm Reduction Convening Public Safety SLO is bringing the National Harm Reduction Coalition to host a FREE virtual harm reduction convening for San Luis Obispo County community members and service providers. This convening will discuss the foundations of harm reduction and strategies to prevent HIV, Hepatitis C, overdose, and other drug-related harms. This convening seeks to help attendees find community based solutions towards harm reduction in our community. Click here to learn more and register for this event! There are additional trainings available June 24th, 29th, & 30th.

 

2pm-3pm Adult Art Therapy with Harvey Sera (This cohort is full - send a note to email@galacc.org to be put on the waitlist for the next cohort).

 

5:30pm-8pm Pizza Night at Giavanni’s Join House of Pride & Equality and Giavanni’s Pizza at 1108 E. Clark Ave. in Santa Maria for an evening of pizza and local LGBTQ+ friends! 

 

Thursday June 24th

10am-12pm Virtual Harm Reduction Convening Public Safety SLO is bringing the National Harm Reduction Coalition to host a FREE virtual harm reduction convening for San Luis Obispo County community members and service providers. This convening will discuss the foundations of harm reduction and strategies to prevent HIV, Hepatitis C, overdose, and other drug-related harms. This convening seeks to help attendees find community based solutions towards harm reduction in our community. Click here to learn more and register for this event! There are additional trainings available June 23rd, 29th, & 30th.

 

6pm-8pm Q Youth is meeting outdoors at the Gala Pride & Diversity Center, 1060 Palm Street. For more information about our in-person COVID guidelines, please contact us at email@galacc.org

 

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!

 

Saturday June 26th

June 26th A Benefit Drag Show with Santa Maria House of Pride & Equality Santa Maria HOPE is partnering with the Santa Maria Civic Theater to present an evening of drag and burlesque! Click here for tickets and more information!

 

Sunday June 27th

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

June 30th 8pm-12am Beers for Queers 5 Cities Hope is teaming up with Humdinger Brewing and some other talented folks to host Beers for Queers to celebrate the end of Pride month! Humdinger Brewing will have a specialty Pride drink on the menu and all proceeds benefit SAGA City, 5 Cities Hope’s social support group for LGBTQ+ youth. Get there early for some yummy food, and don’t forget to tip your queens!

 

July 11th Annual LGBTQ+ Family Picnic Join us at Biddle Park's Meadowview Picnic Area for a family friendly picnic with games, music and plenty of tasty food! Click here to sign up to bring a dish to share!

 

July 11th-16th Join us for LGBTQ+ Family Camp at Camp Ocean Pines! This camp is now full and we are so excited to be partnering with Camp Ocean Pines for this fun family getaway!

 

The first round of mental health care professionals from the SLO ACCEPTance Project have graduated from the 9-month intensive training program to develop their cultural competency & humility around LGBTQ+ people and communities! Click here to learn more about QCARES, the SLO ACCEPTance Project, and to find a list of local mental healthcare professionals who have completed this training!

 

Come check out Love Notes, our Pride art installation in the Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo! This beautiful community art project will be up throughout the month of June to celebrate love and Pride!

 

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!

 

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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