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    GGBA and Rainbow Community Center Present: Fa La La Fabulous! Holiday Gayla and Auction

    The Rainbow Community Center (RCC) and the Golden Gate Business Association (GGBA) are collaborating to raise emergency funds in support of RCC’s ongoing efforts to serve the LGBTQIA+ community. Admission to the Holiday Gayla is free! This spectacular soirée will be held Sunday, December 3, from 4–7 pm at Fluid510 (1544 Broadway, Oakland).

    Join GGBA and RCC for this dazzling FUNdraiser featuring drag performer Queera Nightly ( and DJ Nut-N-Nice (IG: @thisisnut_n_nice). Enjoy food, entertainment, community, and lightheartedness, while also raising funds for an indispensable cause. Both live and silent auctions will feature fine art by local LGBTQ+ artists, along with gifts, products, and services from LGBTQ business owners and craftspeople. Financial donations via Give Lively will also be accepted.

    RCC provides vital programs and services to the LGBTQ+ community in Concord and across the entire Contra Costa County. Now, RCC finds itself in a dire financial crisis, without the funds it needs to cover its operating costs, as current public grants are restricted to direct program services. Without funds for operations, those programs can’t be serviced, and RCC is in danger of having to close its doors forever. As the only LGBTQ+ community center in the entire Contra Costa County, we can’t let that happen. GGBA is standing by its family at RCC, so won’t you stand by us, too?

    Auction proceeds will be divided between both organizations. All Give Lively donations will go exclusively to the Rainbow Community Center.

    For tickets and/or to make a donation of cash or an auction item, please go to the Eventbrite registration page:

    About GGBA

    Founded in 1974, the Golden Gate Business Association is the world’s first LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber proudly serves the LGBTQ+ Community and allies in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the Western Region. The GGBA helps create opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth programs that support the development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars. The GGBA advocates for positive economic, social, and political change.

    About RCC

    Since 1995, the Rainbow Community Center has been offering support and social opportunities to the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies. Rainbow envisions a society that advocates for and celebrates gender and sexual diversity, racial justice, safety, and liberation for all through healing centered engagement. Rainbow transcends its vision from inclusive to expansive, as we will be able to represent by centering and reaching a wider scope of Marginalized LGBTQIA+ and Intersectional Identities more effectively. (“Inclusive” has an implied power differential, whereas “expansive” refers to centering power with marginalized people.)

    GGBA Calendar

    Sunday, December 3, 2023
    Fa La La Fabulous Gayla & Auction: A FUNdraiser by and for GGBA & Rainbow Community Center
    4–7 pm
    Fluid510, 1544 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

    Tuesday, December 12, 2023
    GGBA Annual Holiday Party
    6–10 pm
    The Academy, 2166 Market Street, S.F. 94114

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    LGBTQ+ Real Estate Investors Monthly Meetup
    6–7:30 pm
    501 Castro Street, S.F. 94114

    Wednesday, January 17, 2024
    GGBA New Member Orientation
    6–7 pm

    Golden Gate Business Association Message from Leadership
    Published on November 16, 2023