Asheville and WNC LGBTQ 
Resource Center 
Asheville Prime Timers
for gay and bi mature men over 40
Membership only, guests welcome
Meets Monthly See   Prime Timers

Men's Groups
Asheville Supper Club 
For Gay and Bi Men 
Requires joining Yahoo group
Pot Luck Dinners Monthly
to join See AVSC

Women's Groups
WNC Bear Club
For Gay and Bi Men
Bear group meets for Social
events. Newsletter sent to 
members.  For information
Contact  Lee Peter
Mixed Groups
a monthly co-ed potluck dinner group for gays and lesbians in WNC who are 21 years of age and up. Meet 2nd Tuesday of month. To Join and information  Contact:  Gorge-US

Special Groups
LGBT Elder Advocates
The LGBT Elder Advocates is a grassroots organization founded  to address the aging issues and concerns of the LGBT community through Land of The Sky Council.  For help or more information contact  Elder
a  local lesbian social organization serving Asheville, supported solely on its own - All lesbians regardless of employment status are invited to join.Meets first Wed of month.. see calendar for details
Contact :  828 712-6289

Blue Ridge Pride Center*
New Name Celebrating Pride, year round with special activities and events leading up to the annual Asheville Pride Festival celebration the first Weekend in October every year. See  Pride
​*This is a name only, not an actual center.
Women Only Resources
The following are not gay but for women  only and are lesbian welcoming.
WomenSong of Asheville
Asheville's oldest and largest women's community chorus. 
See  Website: 

Sheville - 
Online Magazine 
for Women
An online resource for everything for and about women in the Asheville community.
see Sheville

Youth OUTRight, WNC, Inc.
a youth advocacy and leadership organization dedicated to providing affirmation, information, support and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of ages 14-23
P.O. Box 1893  Asheville, NC 28802
828.772.1912 contact  Email

Western North Carolina AIDS Project
Asheville and WNC non-profit agency dedicated to providing HIV services to the people of Western North Carolina.
Asheville Office
554 Fairview Rd.   PO Box 2411
Asheville, North Carolina 28802-2411
toll-free 800-346-3731
  Loving Foods Resources
Now in it's 20th year, Loving Food Resources provides basic need to people living with HIV/AIDS.
It is a 100% volunteer non-profit dependent entirely on its fundraisers, small grants and assistance by friends. 
Located on the campus of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church (123 Kenilworth Road) P.O. Box 25142
Asheville, NC 28813 
See Loving
Asheville Gay
Single Men's Book Club
(Now Forming)
Meets in member's homes each month from 
7:30 - 9:00 pm 
for info contact 
828-337-0515 cell,
To Join

Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
A voluntary not-for-profit 
community mens chorus. 
See  Chorus

Lesbians in the Mountains
The women of LIM are a fun loving, friendly and diverse group that gather several times a month to promote camaraderie, they also organize and hold other fun social events throughout the year. See Calendar for LIM events. To join or more Info go to  LIM
or email

OLE - Older Lesbian Energy
For Women aged 50+  Meets monthly for potlucks to socialize and plan social activities. 
Contact: Mary Fite  

Kindred Spirits
in the forefront of service to the spiritual life of the transgendered community, supporting its leaders, teachers, healers, and more
​See  Spirits
Transgender Support
An empowerment/support group based in Asheville, NC for cross-dressers, Transsexuals, Trans feminine, Trans masculine, non-op and others in the gender community. Meet on Saturdays at 7:30 Pm For complete details and info. contact   Phoenix

Parents and friends 
of lesbians and gays
Support and advocacy group for parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays. Local chapter serves Hendersonville, Flat Rock and Asheville. 
local info email

Trans Positive Support  
TransHealth Coordinators & WNCAP are combining efforts to offer a new HIV + peer support network here in the Asheville area to focus on the empowerment of transgender, gender non-conforming & intersexed people with HIV + status 
 The meetings are to be held 2 times a month at the WNCAP offices on Fairview Rd.
For more information contact Jennife
A comprehensive list of resources for LGBT seniors with local and national links. Elder Resources
Local College LGBT organizations, resources and links to national  LGBTQ youth organizations and support groups  Youth Resources
Community HIV/AIDS Outreach 

Children with a lesbian, gay, bi or transgendered parent(s). A support group with videos, articles and help from other children of LGBT parents.
See  Colage
A North Carolina resource for gay adoptive and foster parents. 
See .4adopt
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  
NC and National Specialized LGBTQ Organizations and Resources

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
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 

Bars and Clubs
 A Complete listing of Asheville's  gay clubs,and bars can be found on the Club page.
Additional  Asheville Resources
Asheville Places of Worship
A complete listing of churches, synagogues and spiritual alternatives that are gay 
welcoming can be found on the  Spirituality  page.
Just Us For All 
Our mission is to serve as a central point for exchange of information of issues that impact the queer community.  To join or for more info 
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 
Contact   Email 
See Web

 the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender  Contact   GLSEN
Our Voice
 a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency which serves victims of sexual violence, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County. Offering   outreach, intervention, counceling and education.                                                     24 hour crisis line  828-255-7576 
for more information or to get involved contact  Our Voice 

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
Campaign for Southern Equality
Based in the south, 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.
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:
NC State contact: HRC
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 
 A Resource for understanding the basics of transgendered folks 
 See   Allyship
WNC Leatherman 
Meets 1st Saturday each
month at O.Henry's Underground. For more
information on club and events See  Leatherman

Asheville LGBTQ Non-Profits
The following are 501C; which means that they rely on assistance both financal and volunteer to operate.  

Do you have extra time and want to help.  Contact them and volunteer. 

WNCAP Western North Carolina        Aids Project
Loving Foods Resources
Cantaria, The Gays Men’s Chorus    of Asheville
 Blue Ridge Pride
SisterCare WNC

GayAshevilleNc pledge
We pledge to aid the above non-profits with a division of funds after expenses at the end of each year.
* editors note
If you are an LGBT 501C and not listed above, please contact us to be added to the list. 
Please advise us if you have difficulty with any links below.
Stella's Place 
a Social Group of Very Friendly and Fun Loving Lesbians in Hendersonville . . Our Motto: Wag More...Bark Less! Open to all womyn everywhere. For more information,
Follow their website for additional area special events women specific. see website Stellas   or contact Cindy at 
LGBT Family Fun
an Asheville based group providing social networking, support for our children, and parenting issues  relating to LGBT families. Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month for an informal gathering.
Contact Info not currently available.
Not Listed? 
If your LGBT group or organization is not listed
please  contact us 
SisterCare WNC
aa non-profit volunteer organization of women helping women, providing free services for dignified, independent living to OUR community, within Buncombe and Henderson counties.
See Sister

Asheville Lesbian Social Club
A group of women who meet up for hikes, dances, movies, dinners, coffee, spiritual events and even do brunch. 
For more information or to join
 see Brunch Club
or email Gwen Croft 
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

Entertainment Venues
Choral and Theatre groups
can be found on the
entertainment page

Gay Mountain Adventurers
An LGBT outdoor and hiking group composed of men and women who have a desire to hike and enjoy the outdoors of WNC. For more information or to join  GMA

Anam Cara Theatre Company
a non- profit small indie LGBTQ theatre company bringing unique performances
to the Asheville community. Located at 203 Haywood Road in West Asheville  828- 252-2505
American Military Partner Association
A new 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 

 (Service members, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All)
a new group of LGBT people 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

Gay Spirit Visions 
Creating safe sacred space
for men who love men
See Spirit
local contact email
Alsphalt Sisters
 Blue Ridge Chapter 
An Asheville, NC area all female motorcycle group. No drama, no fuss-no muss riding group. All Female Riders Welcome 
For information and next ride
See Asphalt

  an inspirational,empowering, holistic community circle of sacred women supporting each other. All lesbian, bisexual, questioning, transgender, other identified and label free women are welcome. For more information 
See Love 

 an intergenerational LGBTQ group created as a community outreach of the JCC for Jews and their friends of other faiths. Celebrating Jewish holidays, programs, education and support; meeting at the Asheville JCC on Charlotte St. 
For more information and meetings  email 

Men of Spirit 
What you seek is seeking you ...Rumi
Men of Spirit is a website devoted to raising awareness of men’s gatherings in all parts of the country with a special nod to Asheville, NC.  For more information


Pink Pistols 
Asheville Chapter
an LGBT shooting club with national ties. Meets regularly with information and group shoot, followed by lunch. For more info and to join see Shoot
Asheville LGBTQ Social Club
is a new list serve providing 
instant notifications sent to your email address when something is being put together. Typical happy hour events are Wednesdays and Fridays. The club is currently not meeting, Check back for updates.
Men's Nude Yoga 
is a non-sexual, non-exclusive gay natural Yoga group with classes every Wednesday
 7:45 pm above the French Broad Co-op space 90 Biltmore Ave. for more information email

ALPS: Association of 
Lesbian Professionals

Asheville Transformers
 a social support group comprised of transgender, gender variant, non-binary, gender non conforming, and other individuals, partners and families. All are welcome to meetings and events.  For meetings and event location info contact
Asheville Trans 

    TRANZ                       MISSION 
Education   Advocacy  Support
Tranzmission is dedicated to making the lives of Transgender, Gender Variant, Non-Binary, and Gender Queer individuals healthier, happier and safer.  Providing services and resources to the transgender community. See TRANZ
SPOT is a new group of supportive parents
meeting together to discuss joys, support, and challenges of being a trans kid parent. 
For more information call 828-419-4594 email

 Men's Garden Club
of Asheville 
(Not all Gay)
 Meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For membership and information see  Garden