Yearly membership helps us serve and support our community in several important ways:

Communicate/Engage our LGBT Community

Publish monthly newsletter with articles, current events and list of key resources
Send weekly emails for upcoming events, updates, and reminders
Maintain GALA website ( a vital resource for the Central Coast LGBT Community

Provide Essential Programs and Services for the Entire LGBT community

Support GALA groups including Senior Advocacy, Tranz Central Coast, and Q Youth Group
Host meeting space for more than 25 groups and events each month
Maintain our Hatler Memorial LGBT lending library containing over 3000 books and videos

Community Outreach and Pride Events

Host fun, informative and engaging social events for members and guests throughout the year
Annual GALA LGBT Picnic
Inform/Engage/Promote GALA and LGBT issues in our local community at Farmers’ Market and Art After Dark Tours
Support SLO Pride including Pride in the Plaza

We hope you will become a GALA member and help support the essential work we do every day in support of the GALA vision - to have a healthy gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community that is respected, embraced by, and of value to the broader Central Coast community.


Ryan Duclos







Most of the work GALA does is performed by volunteers. Without them we could not function.

Whatever level you choose to volunteer at


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Like most non-profit organizations, GALA receives a large percentage of it’s support from donations.

When donating, we think of cash or in-kind donations. However, there are many other ways to donate. Please click below for a discussion of these possibilities. Thank you.

Ways To Donate