Welcoming Communities of Western North Carolina

You might not know it from the headlines, but our state is full of welcome.  Blue Ridge Pride is launching a new series of programs to celebrate and support the growth of welcoming communities.  We plan to launch programs covering communities of faith, health care providers, businesses, schools, and community service organizations.  Each program will include:

  • A searchable data base of welcoming organizations in Western North Carolina
  • Criteria, developed in partnership with each community, that clarify what it means to be welcoming
  • Educational materials and programs for organizations who want to become more welcoming and inclusive

While our Welcoming Communities program began with a focus on the LGBTQ community, we want to emphasize that a warm welcome mat makes no such distinctions.  We intend this program to be inclusive of other groups as well. We stand with our allies. Watch this page for frequent developments in Q3/Q4 2017.