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Dear GALAS Family: Please JOIN US FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY and beyond! With your help GALAS’ 20th year is going to be our best year yet. As the longest standing Armenian LGBTQ organization, GALAS wants to continue to be at the forefront of LGBTQ acceptance within our community. GALAS is ready to challenge the broader Armenian community to help […]


GALAS Thanksgiving Potluck and Fundraiser

  The Annual Thanksgiving celebration is one of GALAS’ biggest traditions! Help us make this year extra special. Join us for an evening filled with friends and fun. The potluck will take place at a private residence in Pasadena. How to register: Step 1: Please review what food folks have signed up to bring, here: […]


COMING OUT: Stories of Challenge, Hope & Inspiration

In honor of National Coming Out Day, GALAS would like to create an inspirational and supportive resource for those in our community around coming out. We are putting a call out for personal coming out stories which we would like to feature permanently on the GALAS website  We welcome you to submit your stories, written or […]


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 […]


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. […]


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: […]


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 […]


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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