The Out Boulder County GAYLA is painting the town red on October 8th at the St Julien Hotel & Spa terrace from 4:30-10pm. This is a local tradition that serves as Out Boulder County’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It unites, celebrates, and supports the LGBTQ+ community in Boulder, across Colorado, and beyond.
The event will feature gourmet meals, entertainment, a live auction, and an awards ceremony. It will also offer games and contests. The grand prizes include a one-night stay at the Mary H. Galey Cottage in Chautauqua (which hosts 40 and sleeps eight) and a cruiser bike.
Tickets are sold out, but be sure to add your name to the waitlist.
Special Guest: Paul Williams
The GAYLA is known for procuring renowned guests. Past guests include Melissa Etheridge, Margaret Cho, Dustin Lance Black, and Paula Poundstone. This year’s featured guest is Paul Williams, one of the most decorated music creators in the industry.
Williams has won an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and three Grammy Awards. A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, some of his most beloved songs include “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “The Rainbow Connection” (which Kermit the Frog helped make famous). He is also the president and chairman of the board of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
About the GAYLA
Formerly known as The Open Door Fund Dinner, the GAYLA has been part of Boulder County for 25 years. It unites over 250 local members of nonprofits, corporations, and the government, as well as folks from everyday walks of life to fundraise in support of LGBTQ+ programs and people. It serves as an awards ceremony, as well, through the Changemaker Awards, which honor individuals and businesses positively contributing to helping the LGBTQ+ community thrive.