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GALAS Solidarity Picnic & BBQ

Please join the Gay And Lesbian Armenian Society for food and fun at the beautiful Griffith Park on Sunday September 17, 2017 from 12-6PM. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the new 2017-2018 GALAS Board of Directors, learn about our plans for the 20th year, catch up with old friends and make new friends. We invite […]

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Meet the 2017-2018 Board of Directors

GALAS is happy to announce the election of four new members to our 2017-2018 Board of Directors. We are grateful for their support and leadership. They have all been involved with GALAS in the past as members, allies and benefactors. As always, when more stakeholders get involved, our community wins. Only together we can nurture more […]

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2017 Board of Directors Elections

Board of Directors Elections  On Friday, July 7 at Glendale Central Library we will hold our annual Board of Directors election meeting.  RSVP on Facebook GALAS has four board positions to fill; one treasurer and three nondescript board members.  Any community member can apply by writing us a one page cover letter (email) which covers the following: […]

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GALAS 19th Anniversary Cocktail Party!

                You are cordially invited to our 19th Anniversary Cocktail Party at the house garden of GALAS Board President, Armen Abelyan. Help us celebrate 19 years of bringing people together and raising LGBTQ awareness in the Armenian community, and learn about our mission for the future. Date: Saturday, June […]

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GALAS Appears on ARTN/Shant Armenian TV

On Saturday, February 4th and Sunday February 5th, GALAS President Armen Abelyan and one of GALAS’ founding members, MFT Biayna Hairapetian appeared on 2 episodes of ARTN/Shant Armenian TV’s “Introspective” show discussing LGBTQ issues in Armenian communities. This informative interview/discussion is a critical step in bringing visibility to the LGBTQ Armenians among the larger, mainstream […]

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Listen to Me: Los Angeles Film Screening + Discussion

          In association with The Armenian Youth Federation’s (AYF) United Human Rights Council(UHRC), Gay And Lesbian Armenian Society (GALAS) invites you to the Los Angeles screening of ‘Listen to Me: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred’, a documentary about the LGBT community in Armenia (in Armenian with English subtitles). SUNDAY, December 18 at 5:00PM KAVAR […]

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I Know My Life is Not a Crime. I’m Just a Victim of My Time

  When it comes to the Armenian community, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) allies are the biggest stars in the world. Pride of Armenia; worshiped by all. These are individuals of enormous talents who have contributed immensely to the human culture. Among them is twice Oscar nominated director Atom Egoyan, the director of the Armenian […]

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Los Angeles Gay Pride Sunday, June 14, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, 2015, GALAS made history by marching in the Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade for the first time. Having the Armenian and Rainbow flags marching down Santa Monica Boulevard together was a sight to see and an important milestone for GALAS and its members. We welcomed numerous old and new friends that […]

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Past Events

02.16.2015 GALAS Radio Interview We are very excited to announce that GALAS Board Members Harout Dimijian and Biayna Hairapetian were interviewed by Rita Gonzales on “The Out Agenda” on KPFK 90.7.  “The Out Agenda” examines today’s issues from the LGBT perspective, and GALAS was invited to discuss the issues facing the LGBTQ Armenian community in […]