North Carolina & National
Resource Center 

Your Resource For Asheville & WNC LGBTQ Community
Listed Below is a Directory of LGBTQ Resources
Please note, if you are looking to be listed below 
we only include organizations, not businesses or companies
 outside of Asheville and WNC.

North Carolina Resources

National Resources

LGBT Military Resources 

Veterans Resources - Local  

Veterans Resources - National
North Carolina Resources

Campaign for Southern Equality
Based in Asheville, is a national effort to assert full humanity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people in American life and to increase support for LGBT rights with free Community Law Workshops, and support response services.  see Southern

Equality North Carolina
Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) North Carolinians and is the largest NC rights organization. To get involved or find out more contact ENC

Human Rights Campaign - North Carolina
 fights for LGBTQ equality in North Carolina alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. For more information see HRC

North Carolina Adoption Resources
(Couples must be legally married to adopt in North Carolina; however,more and more agencies are placing children in homes of gay couples.)
Adoption Pride NC​

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys
NC GALA is an organization made up of gay and straight attorneys who support the needs of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender community. Many people in this community are afraid of being judged and worry that their needs will not be understood. We provide referrals to attorneys who are non-judgmental, enlightened, friendly, and knowledgeable. See NCGALA

Western North Carolina Citizens For An End To Institutional Bigotry 
works to eliminate prejudice, discrimination, and hate activity throughout the mountain region of western North Carolina. Our work includes assisting victims of hate crimes, monitoring the activities of hate groups, ensuring the public is informed about hate activity in the region, and working with regional institutions on diversity issues.
PO Box 18640 
Asheville, NC 28814 
Tel: 828-669-6677      See WNCCEIB

North Carolina Publications:
Q- Notes - Charlotte 
National LGBT Resources 

Family Equality Council
The Family Equality Council works in both state and federal government to advance full social and legal equality on behalf of the approximately one million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families raising two million children. Parenting protections, adoption, repeal of DOMA, health insurance reform, immigration reform, safe schools, and workplace equality are many of the issues Family Equality Council is currently working on at the state and federal level.  See Family

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
  is a media monitoring organization that works with news, entertainment and social media to bring culture-changing stories of LGBT people  See  GLAAD

​Human Rights Campaign 
the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans through grassroots actions in diverse communities, investing strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educating the public about LGBT issues. National contact

Millions of Moms for Love
The newly-formed Facebook movement was created to counteract the hate from One Million Moms. The group’s creator posted “Love needs to be louder than hate!” “We will not stand silently while groups like One Million Moms or the American Family Foundation spread their anti-gay message. We believe every human being has the right to love who he or she was born to love and not suffer discrimination because of it!”
See For Love​

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. In addition, NCLR provides representation and resources to gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals on key issues that also significantly advance lesbian rights. See NCLR

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
 the uncompromising national voice for
 full LGBT equality.We bolster the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide.  See Task

SB Nation - Out Sports
The leader in LGBT out athletes. News articles on outing stories, training and sport life. Stay connected with fans and athletes. See Sports 

Southerners On New Ground 
is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South. contact  SONG  
LGBT Military Resources 

American Military Partner Association
A resource site for current military or retired military with partners, the nation’s premier resource and support network for LGBT military families. 
Phone 202-695-2672 

The Blue Alliance
Blue Alliance is an organization of U. S. Air Force Academy alumni who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, along with supporters and friends. The organization is dedicated to reconnecting LGBT alumni to the Academy. See BLUE

Citadel Gay & Lesbian Alliance (Citadel GALA)
The mission of Citadel GALA is to open up lines of communication and support for the LGBT Citadel community and straight allies. Membership is open to Citadel graduates and cadets See CITADEL

Knights Out
Knights Out is an organization of West Point Alumni, Staff and Faculty who are united in supporting the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender soldiers to openly serve their country. Knights Out is currently in the second phase of their mission: “to prepare West Point graduates and cadets to lead in a military where LGBT soldiers are allowed to serve openly.” See Knights

Military Partners & Families Coalition (MPFC)
MPFC connects civilian Military Partners to one another and performs advocacy and media education on the needs of LGBT military families. See MPFC

Service Academy Gay & Lesbian Alumni NETwork
Connects LGBT alumni of all the Service Academies to LGBT representatives from their school, including the Coast Guard Academy and Merchant Marine Academy.

 (Service members, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All)
a group of LGBT and allies who are currently serving or have served in the military, and their families.
Contact is Mark Mazzone,
Deputy Communications Director, 
Phone 910-431-5207   Website

USNA Out is an organization of more than 350 LGBT US Naval Academy alumni, their supporters and their friends. The organization strives to provide a path for “reconnection” to the many USNA alumni who have over time been disassociated from the Academy and the USNA Alumni Association because of their sexuality or gender identity. Membership is open to all alumni of USNA.

Veterans Resources - Local 

Veterans Services of the Carolinas 
Veterans Services of the Carolinas provides services for veterans in Western North Carolina. Services include rapid rehousing, homeless prevention through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program; employment and training support through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP); and service coordination through NCServes-Western, part of the AmericaServes network.
Veterans Services

Buncombe County Veterans Services
Asheville and WNC Veteran Services