wnc lgbtq+ resources + community info
REGIONAL (WESTERN NC)
campaign for southern equality
trans in the south: an resource online guide
lgbtqia friendly counseling resourses
lgbtqia friendly nc attorneys
lgbtqia youth resources and crisis prevention
Poly & Trans/NB/Genderqueer Group Meetup | Asheville
Every first Sunday since June 2019
Meetup for folks who identify as Poly and Trans, NB, and/or Genderqueer, to provide mutual support, discussion of current issues affecting us, art projects, and planning for future group activities. Firestorm Bookstore Haywood Rd. Asheville
Queer Writing Group | Asheville
Every second and fourth Friday since January 2019
Firestorm Bookstore Haywood Rd. Asheville
Queer Night Out | Asheville
Queer Night Out is a monthly get together for pie, or ice cream or even a movie.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
closed QA recover online group [link]
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)
a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in North Carolina and throughout the American South. [link
Where We Call Home: LGBT People In Rural America
movement advancement project [report link]
SECTION 1: RURAL AMERICA: WHERE MANY LGBT PEOPLE CALL HOME
SECTION 2: STRENGTHS, STRUCTURES, AND CHALLENGES: HOW RURAL LIFE AMPLIFIES THE IMPACT OF ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION
SECTION 3: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LANDSCAPE: LGBT PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO DISCRIMINATION
The Cornbread Communism Manifesto [link]
American Psychological Assoc. 2015
Non-Binary Gender Fact Sheet [link]
LOCAL (FOOTHILLS AREA)
[sexuality and gender equality]
Monthly-ish meet-ups, community events, social gatherings, service projects, advocacy, and increasing visibility in McDowell County. Visit the Events Tab above for upcoming events.
Is Foothills Pride is a newly formed Morganton-based organization aiming to provide opportunities to celebrate diversity, love, and fellowship within our community through cultural, artistic, social, and educational events which affirm the lives of the LGBTTQQIAAP community.
Wisdom Path First Friday Social
First Friday of every month
(check here for event / schedule changes)
220 W. Union St., Morganton, NC 28655
This is a free, safe, supportive, alcohol-free space for adults
who identify as LGBTQA+ to gather and meet other people.
You can’t have too many friends!
Hickory / Lenoir, NC
PFLAG Hickory and Catawba Valley Area
People who are LGBTQ and their families deserve to be safe and secure, no matter where they live, work, study, pray or play.
Meet every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the OutRight Youth building at 748 4th St SW, Hickory, NC 28602. Call 828-612-8943 to speak to Millie if you have any questions.
Catawba Valley Pride
Saturday Sept. 21 2019 from 11-3pm
PFLAG – Lenoir Chapter
The mission of the PFLAG – Lenoir Chapter is to provide support, education, and advocacy for the people of Caldwell County in order to promote the well-being of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and to promote a society respectful of diversity.
The purpose of Hendersonville Pride is to promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the LGBTQIA+ community of Hendersonville, North Carolina. Goals include activities which enhance mental and physical health, provide social support, and foster an awareness of the past and present contributions of LGBTQIA+ persons including an annual PRIDE event.