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Live the SLO Life with Pride


The SLO life is for everyone. To help you live like a local we celebrate LGBTQIA+ identities and history with colorful celebrations, community events and special venues all year long. First time in town? Make the GALA Pride & Diversity Center near downtown San Luis Obispo your first stop for more information.!

Events & Happenings

Rainbow Dungeons & Dragons at the Gala Pride & Diversity Center

Learn the basics or dive right into a fantasy world at this beginner-friendly tabletop roleplaying game meetup. This happens the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month.

Trans* Tuesday at the Gala Pride & Diversity Center

This in-person safe space offers peer-to-peer support for trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and questioning people. First-timers welcome! 

Pandora’s Trivia Pizza Party at Benny’s Pizza Palace

Queer? Ally? Just love pizza and good conversations? Join us at Benny’s Pizza Palace & Social Club, a safe space for LGBTQIA+ meetups, at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

San Luis Obispo Queer Spaces

SLO boasts a variety of LGBTQ+ inclusive establishments that maintain their warm and welcoming atmosphere year-round, extending a hand of hospitality to everyone. Check out some of our favorite spots that embrace and represent the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ Eats & Hangs

Luna Red

Brunch? Brunch. After a long night out, locals love to meet at Luna Red for a late meal and plenty of signature cocktails. Try to grab a seat on the patio–the downtown view is gorgeous.

NOVO Restaurant & Lounge

Novo has been a proud supporter of San Luis Obispo’s LGBTQIA+ community for years, and we give back by booking tables for their legendary (and classy) brunches, lunches and dinners.

Libertine Brewing

Local brewery Libertine hosts queer-friendly events throughout the year, including Drag Brunch. Check their calendar for upcoming shindigs if you’re thirsty for more.

SLO Provisions

With its warm weather and abundance of outdoor eateries, there are plenty of places you can visit for fresh on-the-go food in SLO. Don’t miss a lunch at SLO Provisions where people line up to order rustic baked goods and mouth-watering rotisserie.

Junk Girls

The Junk Girls have a passion for giving found, vintage, and forgotten objects new life. Founded in 2009, they create art, lighting, furniture, jewelry, and home decor. They find beauty in the ordinary and character in a life well-lived. 

Sidecar Cocktail Co

The music plays on at Sidecar, a retro space enclosed by brick walls and bookshelves. Order an eclectic original cocktail or take a leap of faith and let their mixologists whip up a custom creation.