Thinking Outside The Box

This is an event like none other you’ve seen before. Stepping Stone has thrown some of the best Galas in the past several years and this time, we’re “unnovating” again. How could we possibly plan a Gala in 2020? 

Here's How It Works

Purchase Virtual Table

Purchase your virtual table of 10 and invite your friends. Depending on your comfort level, have them over to your back yard, or plan to eat separately, together.

Deliver a box of goodies

The day before the Gala, we'll deliver a box of goodies to your front door with everything you need to participate in the festivities. The un-boxing is going to be everything. Each box has something just for you, and we want to see videos and pictures when you discover what's inside.

Join in the festivities on Friday, October 23

Use your box to decorate and adorn. Dress or undress for success. Show your Stepping Stone Spirit. And tuck in for one of the wildest hours you can imagine on our star-spangled celebrity Zoom Room!

This Year's Event Theme is 80's Vibe

Attend Event

Individual tickets, tables and VIP opportunities are available! Click here to purchase a ticket to this year’s virtual event and to register for the 80’s experience of a lifetime!

Saved By The Bell $85/ticket

An entry-level way to participate and support. Includes an event link and a swag bag delivered to you!

The A-Team $135/ticket

The full party experience! You get an event link and a party box filled with swag items and so much more to help you celebrate!

The Golden Girls $1350/table

  • 10 Admission links to the show
  • 10 Elite party boxes
  • 10 Desserts

Dynasty – VIP Table $2,250/table

  • 10 Admission links to the show
  • 20 Elite treasure chests
  • 20 Desserts
  • 10 Additional links for your friends to enjoy the show
  • Meet & greet with host and entertainer Miss Richfield
  • And… a HUGE surprise!

Join The Video Challenge!

Stepping Stone’s Living Out Loud Gala is less than a month away! Whether you will be attending or not (WE SURE HOPE YOU DO), you can help support the event and Stepping Stone by participating in our video challenge. Check the instructions in the image to join in. We want to know how Stepping Stone has impacted your life, whether directly or indirectly.

Alumni Round Up

Calling All Alumni, Previous Staff and Volunteers!

We’re starting an alumni newsletter and we … want … you!

Obviously, if you’re reading this, we have already your email address, but we don’t know if you’re alumni or not! 🤣

Sign up for the alumni list and we’ll keep in touch once or twice a year on event and topics related to you. Plus, when you sign up, you’ll get a super special something from us as a thank you!

Show Your Support

Stepping Stone of San Diego has been proudly opening its doors to the LGBT communities of San Diego for 44 years. Each member of the Board of Directors and on staff considers Stepping Stone to be a jewel of the community and are committed to helping the institution thrive and serve generations to come.

Our programs and services depend upon support from the community in order to preserve Stepping Stone as a place where our own members can get sober and put their lives back together. We are committed to our mission to continue to provide services that focus on the LGBTQ communities of San Diego.

Please give what you can and thank you for your support!


Visit our Sponsorship page to discover our exciting sponsorship opportunities