GALA: Emory LGBT at a GALA social.

Learn more about the Emory LGBT Alumni

GALA: Emory LGBT Alumni (GALA) maintains and seeks to expand a network of alumni of Emory University in order to organize, serve, and advocate for Emory's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT) community. Get involved, plan ahead, or simply show up and meet the members. GALA plans several events each year, including social events like the much-anticipated Blue Jean Brunch at Emory Homecoming Weekend, and GALA coordinates Emory's presence at the annual Atlanta Pride Festival. We currently have active GALA groups in Atlanta and New York.

GALA supports a diverse and nondiscriminatory Emory experience.
What does GALA do?

  • Develop a sense of community and offer networking opportunities, through social events, a newsletter, and an online membership site;
  • Support and advocate for a nondiscriminatory and diverse working, living, and academic experience at Emory;
  • Provide educational opportunities for Emory University students, including scholarships, awards, and prizes as well as mentoring and support;
  • Support the overall mission of the Emory Alumni Association (EAA);
  • Support and coordinate with the Office of LGBT Life at Emory University;
  • Support the academic study of LGBT issues throughout Emory;
  • Participate in the Emory Alumni Admission Network;
  • Advocate for issues of importance to the larger LGBT community.

LGBT students march at the homecoming parade.
To Join

For more information about how you can get involved, please contact one of the local GALA group leaders in your area:

Aby Parsons 13G, Co-chair, Atlanta
Scot Seitz 10C, Co-chair, Atlanta
Markbradley Kitay 14B, Secretary, Atlanta
Robert Malmborg 67C, Volunteer-at-large, Atlanta
Ryan Rusiecki 13Ox 15C, Volunteer-at-large, Atlanta
Matthew Kerrigan 09B, Chair, New York

Read the GALA Governance Document

Support the Emory LGBT Community

GALA: Emory LGBT Alumni maintains and seeks to expand a network of alumni of Emory University in order to organize, serve, and advocate for Emory's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT) community. Please consider making a donation at emory.edu/give to support the GALA Legacy Fund, GALA Leadership Award, J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund, Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund, Office of LGBT Life, or the program of your choice.

GALA Legacy Fund

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