Guam's Alternative Lifestyle Association (GALA)

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Guam’s Alternative Lifestyle Association (GALA) is a locally tax exempt, non-government
agency that was established in 2007 by principal founder Franklin Sablan and other gay rights activists. We believe that our diversity makes our community whole. It is this guiding principle that we strive to enhance the quality of life of our lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community by advancing the causes and issues impacting our LGBTcommunity. Our work revolves around three core areas: Advocacy, Support & Education.

We have advocated for more inclusive and anti-discriminatory practices through a grassroots movement movement that passionately supports relationship equality for same gender couples. We touch the lives of our stakeholders on a variety of issues that include: poverty/self sufficiency (through our Workplace Readiness/Job Clinic training) and help foster better personal relationships (through support groups). Through our community partnerships, we are a key ally in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

We provide a positive social outlet to our stakeholders through events like MovieNite/Film Forums, LGBT History Month, LGBT Pride Month and Fierce Fashion Friday (F3); in addition, we host picnics for LGBT families and participate in homeless outreach projects. Our annual, highly anticipated, Flame Tree Awards recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of outstanding LGBT individuals and straight allies.