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Men's Roller Derby Team Forming in Asheville

We are currently recruiting skaters, officials and volunteers. You do not need to know how to skate! Right now we are working out practice days and times to try to accommodate everyone's schedule. You must be 18+ and identify as anything but female. There is a team already in Asheville for skaters who identify as female.  
​The team is Gay affirming and accepting. 
The Men's Roller Derby Association (MRDA) is the governing body for men's roller derby. Here is a link to their non-discrimination policy.
  Roller derby is known for being one of the most open and accepting sports. Here are links to articles from Huffington Post, and ESPN-W.

All interested men please contact Kit at kitruff5309@gmail.com


Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s 7thannual Run for the Paws, the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed,they’re invited!

Run or walk with hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to raise money for Brother Wolf on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at New Belgium Brewing Company located at 21 Craven St. in Asheville.

Register as an individual or as a group. Participants can compete in the chip-timed 5K, or stroll in the one-mile walk.

After the run/walk, spend the afternoon at New Belgium enjoying music, food and beer for sale, plus activities for children and dogs.

All proceeds from the event benefit the animals of Brother Wolf. This year, Brother Wolf will impact the lives of over 6,000 animals, and will break ground on the new Brother Wolf Animal Sanctuary in Leicester.

Early registration is open until March 31. 
For all event details, Registration and to save $15.  Go HERE.
TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY LOCAL ART SHOW & SILENT AUCTION
 MARCH 29th, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Crow & Quill 106 North Lexington Avenue Asheville.  Time: 6:00 PM.

Coinciding with the 8th International Transgender Day of Visibility, Tranzmission will be showcasing art by local transgender, non-binaryand gender nonconforming artists. 
Admission will be sliding scale at the door, with $5-$25 suggested donations and no one turned away. Donations are to benefit the artists featured, as well as Tranzmission at the artists’ discretion. A dozen will be displayed at the Crow &; Quill from March 16 th until the evening of the event.

The International Transgender Day of Visibility was founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009, introducing a positive, celebratory holiday to contrast with the solemn and mournful Transgender Day of Remembrance, in which the year’s victims of transphobic violence are remembered and honored. In much the same way, Tranzmission has decided to celebrate this year’s Day of Visibility by honoring the amazing artists who call our local community their home.

For over 15 years, Tranzmission has been dedicated to making the lives of transgender, gender variant, non-binary and gender nonconforming individuals 
healthier, happier and safer through education, advocacy and support.

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For more information about The Transgender Day of Visibility and Tranzmission,
please contact Brynn Estelle by email at brynn@tranzmission.org
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LGBT BOWLING LEAGUE FORMING
Asheville had an active LGBT Bowling League, years ago, and thanks to new transplants a revival is in the works. Sky Lanes in West Asheville will be hosting the league. It is now in the formation stage with an anticipation of a Summer League beginning.  
All interested in becoming part of the league and bringing back bowling as a LGBT sport, sign up on the Meet Up Page and watch the Calendar for Meetings and future events involving the league. 

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PFLAG HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION:
RELIGION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
Monday, April 3   Time: 7-8:30 PM

 The Flat Rock-Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will host a panel discussion, Religion, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 900 Blythe Street in Hendersonville.  

 The event is free and the public is invited.
 PFLAG is sponsoring this panel of local faith leaders to help our community understand the relationship of religion to the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Panelists scheduled to participate include:
Rabbi Rachel Jackson, Agudas Israel Congregation
Reverend Mark Stanley, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Reverend Jim McKinley, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville
Reverend Joan Saniuk, Metropolitan Community Church Sacred Journey
Reverend Debbie Early, New Creation Church
Reverend Richard Weidler, First Congregational United Church of Christ

Jerry Miller, the president of the Flat Rock – Hendersonville Chapter of PFLAG and a retired minister, will facilitate the discussion. “The purpose of this panel is to promote understanding and to offer support to those who are struggling with the issue of religion and people of different sexual orientations and gender identities,” said Miller.  

For more information please contact Jerry Miller, PFLAG Chapter President at 828.697.0690 or at pflaghendersonville@gmail.com.