Asheville and WNC LGBTQ
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Social Organizations & Groups
Special Community LGBTQ Organizations
Vocal and Theater Groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
OLE - Older Lesbian Energy
For Women aged 50+ Meets monthly for potlucks to socialize and plan social activities.
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, email@example.com
Follow their website for additional area special events women specific. see website Stellas or contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
JUFA - 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
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
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
Waynesville Area Alternative Lifestyle Group
This is a new group of gay men (and women) making new social connections and lasting friendships. through outings, social events, potluck dinners, and travel to different places around the area and beyond.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Health Related Organizations & Groups
Athletic, Exercise and Physical Groups
Youth Organizations and Resources
LGBT Book Clubs
Senior Gay Mens Book Club
Meets Monthly at different locations for information on club and how to join, contact Robert at ROBMTOM@aol.com
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
Vocal and Theater 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 website
Health Related Organizations and Groups
ALZ Support Group for LGBT Community
In association with the Alzheimer’s Association; creating a support system, exchange information and serve as a caregiver support system. All are invited to attend. Group meets monthly every 3rd Wednesday at Premier Home Health Care Services 1550 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 210 For more information contact email@example.com
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.
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)
Embrace (formerly SisterCare WNC)
a non-profit volunteer organization made up of both women and men helping all in the LGBT community by providing free services for dignified, independent living to OUR community, within Buncombe and Henderson counties. To find out more contact Embrace.
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.
Western North Carolina
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Gay Men's Dodge Ball Club
Information coming soon on this new group
Beer City Cross Fit
Presenting WODs, training and competition cross fit meets. An all inclusive group and facility. To join or be a part of the competition team contact BCC
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 every Friday for a free fun way to strengthen our physical bodies, our sense of Pride and our community connection. Time: Meet and Greet at 5:30 PM, Walk at 6:00 PM. Place Edna’s at the River, 219 Amboy Rd. Asheville, 28806. Group is open to all ages, bring your dog for a walk as well. For more information 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Elder Groups, Organizations and Resources
LGBT Elder Advocates
The LGBT Elder Advocates
is a local grassroots organization
founded to address the aging issues and concerns of the LGBT community through Land of The Sky Council. They provide group activities, programs and socials. For help or more information See website Elder
Transgender Support Groups and Resources
Download PDF Trans Resource Guide for health and services by state and areas (including Asheville)
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
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
is a group of supportive parentsmeeting together to discuss joys, support, and challenges of being a trans kid parent.For more information call
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 Page) clients.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 email@example.com
Spiritual Groups and Places of Worship Resources
Gay Spirit Visions
Creating safe sacred space for men who love men
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
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
in the forefront of service to the spiritual life of the transgendered community, supporting its leaders, teachers, healers, and more
Men's Social Groups
Asheville Men's Coffee Club
(meets every Tuesday) at Edna's of Asheville 870 Merrimon Ave. 9:00 Am All are invited to attend contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Asheville Supper Club
For Gay and Bi Men Requires joining Yahoo group Pot Luck Dinners Monthly
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
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.
Men’s Sunday Coffee Gathering
(Meets every Sunday) Place: Currently suspended until new venue is found. Time: 10:00 AM - All men are invited to join for coffee and conversation. For more info contact Rick at email@example.com
WNC Bear Club
For Gay and Bi Men Bear group meets for Social events. Gathering at O.Henry's every other month, on Friday Night; watch for details on calendar.
Meets 1st Saturday each month at O.Henry's Underground. For more information on club and events See Leatherman
North Carolina and National Specialized LGBTQ