Asheville and WNC LGBTQ 
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Asheville and Western North Carolina provides a wealth of Organizations and Groups in which to join, take part in and become a volunteer. 
For individual group or organization meetings or events, visit the Monthly Community Calendar.  
Women's Social Groups

Association of Lesbian Professionals 
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

LIM - 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  

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 

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 ALSClub  or email Gwen Croft 

​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

Women Only- non lesbian exclusive 

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

Mixed (Men & Women inclusive) Social Groups

 Franklin NC Friends 
A monthly dinner group that meets and connects with friends in the Franklin area. For monthly pot lucks or restaurant dine outs, see calendar or contact at Franklin

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

LGBTQJew  is now Asheville LGBTQ Jewish Life 
 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 

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

Queer Night Out 
a new LGBTQ+queer group that meets once a month for group activities. All who identify or love someone who is queer are invited, meetups are for socializing
See Queer

Queers With Fears
 an LGBT movie group, all inclusive, who’s genre is horror movies but not limited to them. All are invited to join the Meet UP Group and attend. Dinner usually precedes the movie. ​See QWF

Special LGBTQ Community Organizations

Blue Ridge Pride Center*
A year round "virtual center" with special activities and events leading up to the annual Asheville Pride Festival celebration the first Weekend in October every year. (This is a name only and not a physical center) See  PRIDE Festival and BRP Website. 

​PFLAG - An organization uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies.  Local chapters provide support, education and advocacy.
National Website 
Hendersonville Chapter  email​
Meets first Monday of month.
Asheville Chapter email 
Meets second Wednesday of month.

See Community Calendar for exact dates and places for both chapters.  

LGBT Family Fun
an Asheville based group providing social networking, support for our children, and parenting issues relating to LGBT families. Currently working with COLAGE Asheville to form a new group. For more info Contact
Health Related Organizations & Groups
AIDS/HIV, Service and Support

Athletic, Exercise and Physical Groups
Sport, Hiking,Walking Bowling and others

Youth Organizations and Resources
Groups and Resources

Elder Groups
 Organizations and Resources

Support Groups and Resources

Groups and Places of Worship

LGBT Book Clubs 
Men Only

​Senior Gay Mens Book Club
Meets Monthly at different locations for information on club and how to join, contact Robert at

Women Only 
Asheville Queer Women's Book Club
Meets monthly at Firestorm in West Asheville
For more information go to AQWBC

Women's Reading Group 
Meets monthly in hosts home usually with a Pot luck. To join and find out hosts email Sandy.

Mixed Men & Women
 LGBTQ Book Club (meets 1st Monday of the month) at Malaprops 55 Haywood St. downtown. Time:7:00 PM in Regional Book Section

Queeer Book Club
A Queer Book Club for Young and new adults – Ages 14-24, a special group of LGBTQiA organized by Asheville Buncombe Library held (first Tuesday of the month) Place: South Buncombe Library 260 Overlook Rd. Asheville. PH: 828-250-6488 All young adults are invited.  

Vocal and Theater Groups 

Vocal Groups

Asheville Gay Men's Chorus
 A special community all male chorus inclusive of male allies providing support and entertainment for the Asheville area through concerts and performances. To join or find out more see Chorus

WomenSong of Asheville
Asheville's oldest and largest all women's community chorus. An inclusive chorus, not lesbian only. To join or get concert information 
See  Website: or email 

Theater Group

​Anam Cara Theatre Company (no longer active)
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  website

For Additional Groups See Entertainment

Health Related Organizations and Groups

Asheville LGBT Medical Professionals 
A group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered medical professionals (anyone that works in a healing profession) in the Asheville area. We have no particular agenda except to meet and to support one another in an open, safe space. For more information and contact see MED.

Loving Foods Resources
Now in it's 25th year, 
Loving Food Resources
 provides basic need to people living with HIV/AIDS and in home hospice from any medical issue.
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)
See Loving  828-255-9282

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 Jennifer 

Western North Carolina 
AIDS Project 
Asheville and WNC non-profit agency dedicated to providing HIV services to the people of Western North Carolina. See WNCAP
Asheville Office 554 Fairview Rd. PO Box 2411
Asheville, North Carolina 28802-2411
 828-252-7489  toll-free 800-346-3731

Additional Local Health Resources

 Health Support Groups & Hotlines for LGBT Youth. 

Athletic, Exercise and Physical Groups
Sport, Hiking,Walking and others

Blue Ridge Bootleggers Rugby Club is Asheville's
gay social Rugby Club. It meets for practice on Sundays at Carrier Park.  All are invited to come out and watch practice and interested men are invited to join. Learn about practice times and events on their Facebook page 
or contact them at 

​Asheville Men's Roller Derby Team
Currently recruiting skaters, officials and volunteers to become the newest member of The Men's Roller Derby Association with an Asheville team.  See more on Bulletin Board listing. All interested parties are asked to contact Kit at

Gay Men's Dodge Ball Club
Information coming soon on this new group

Mixed Groups

Asheville Pride Bowling
A mixed league of LGBT and Ally bowlers that meet on Tuesdays to bowl.  All are welcome to attend and bowl.
For more information see Bowling.

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

LGBTQA Walk It Out
Meets weekly for a free fun way to strengthen our physical bodies, our sense of Pride and our community connection. Time and Place varies monthly. Group is open to all ages. For more information and place see Website.
Youth Organizations and Resources

ABTech - Bridging the Gap
formed to develop community among A-B Tech students to provide a positive atmosphere and influence for LGBTQ students and their allies. The club encourages networking, education and awareness to promote healthy relationships and general well being.For more information  
Contact: Ellen Perry –

Blue Ridge Community College - Prisim
PRiSM provides resources and support for LGBTQ+ students at Blue Ridge Community College by providing educational, informational, and social opportunities through club meetings and events. For information and meeting times contact: 

Brevard College - Diversity Club 
a safe place on campus for the LGBTQ community. We build community and have quality conversation on pressing issues about all equality ( no contact information as of this time- Check with Dean of Students. 

COLAGE- Asheville Chapter
Children with a lesbian, gay, bi or transgendered parent(s). A support group with videos, articles and help from other children of LGBT parents. For more info contact Kaley at
Or See  National site Colage

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 providing a safe space to meet and socialize.
P.O. Box 1893 Asheville, NC 28802
828.772.1912 contact Email

Montreat Anderson College -
Group information unavailable at this time. 

​UNCA -Alliance
Alliance is the UNC Asheville student organization dedicated to individuals at the university that identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersexed, and Straight Allies. Alliance can be reached through their e-mail account Contact:

Warren Wilson College-
Group information unavailable at this time.

Western Carolina University -UNITY
Contact information not available at this time, please check with Dean of Students for more info.

Local Youth Resources, National Resources and Hot Lines
Elder Groups, Organizations and Resources

​Generation Plus  
formerly LGBT Elder Advocates  

 is a local grassroots organization
 founded to address the aging issues and concerns of the LGBT community through Blue Ridge Pride. They provide group activities, programs and socials.  For help or more information email them at GP

​National and Regional Organization Resources
For Older LGBT individuals
Transgender Support Groups and Resources

Understanding Transgender Individuals - A guide for non-transgenders

Download PDF Trans Resource Guide for health and services by state and areas (including Asheville)

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

Phoenix 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

SPOT Supportive Parents
 Of Transgenders
 is a group of supportive parentsmeeting together to discuss joys, support, and challenges of being a trans kid parent.​For more information call
 828-419-4594 email

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

WNCCHS Transgender Support Group
Every other Thursday eventing at 7pm. Open only to WNCHHS (Western North Carolina Community Health Services - See Health Pageclients.For more information contact: Allister Styan 285-0622 X 2303

​Asheville Trans Student Union is a student-organized support and advocacy group for transgender and gender non-conforming people. 
TSU meets weekly at UNCA’s Hyannis House.
For more information contact

Spiritual Groups and Places of Worship Resources

Men Only

Gay Spirit Visions 
Creating safe sacred space for men who love men
See Gay Spirit    

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
 contact Spirit

Women Only
  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 

Transgender Only
Kindred Spirits
in the forefront of service to the spiritual life of the transgendered community, supporting its leaders, teachers, healers, and more
​See Spirits

Churches and Places of Worship Resources
Men's Social Groups

Asheville Men's Coffee Club
(meets every Tuesday) at Whole Foods (Green Life) Merrimon Avenue. 9:00 Am. All are invited to attend contact Rick at

Asheville Prime Timers
Member of world wide organization for gay and bi mature men over 40 to socialize and enjoy local activities. Membership only, guests welcome. 
Meets Monthly See Prime Timers

​Asheville Men's Supper Club 
For Gay and Bi Men with monthly Pot Luck Dinners or restaurant Dine Around.   Joining is required to receive information.  Contact them via email at AMSC

​Gay Men's Group of Asheville
designed for people to come together and meet new people and exchange ideas for new experiences. to join see GMG

Hendersonville Gay Men’s Happy Hour 
Meets Monthly Open to all men. To join group
See MeetUP

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

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

Men's Wednesday Gathering
 At The Social Lounge Every Wednesday This is an informal gathering of Asheville gay men for socializing and conversation from 6:00 on. The Social Lounge, 29 Broadway Downtown

NC Nudists 
gay, bi or straight male nudists wanting to relax and socialize, indoors and out, for private events and get-togethers in a non-sexual, non-judgemental social environment.  To join the group go HERE.

WNC Leatherman 
Meets 1st Saturday each month at O.Henry's Underground. For more information on club and events See Leatherman​ No longer meeting. check O.Henry's for special Leather events. 

North Carolina and National Specialized LGBTQ
Organizations and Resources

Veterans Services