By blueridgepride | January 8, 2023
Generation Plus works to leverage the power of the LGBTQ+55+ community through education, advocacy, service, and celebration.
By Butch Thompson | January 5, 2023
An educational lunch and learn program for our Generation Plus LGBTQ+ senior community. This series showcases members of our community presenting information to better enjoy our lives as LGBTQ+...
A monthly meeting for our LGBTQ+ elders to socialize, educate and advocate. Great communication begins with connection.
By blueridgepride | October 17, 2022
We are so grateful to our performers - all of them local to our community. Featured here are photos of our Main Stage, Cafe Stage, and DRAG performers, as...
Thank you Sponsors!!
What an amazing day! Check out our photos of the Welcoming WNC Procession and Blue Ridge Pride Festival. If you have photos and videos to share, upload them to...
Each year, we count on our exhibitors to deliver the messaging and services at the festival. That’s why we put so much stress on bringing as many different organizations...
By blueridgepride | July 1, 2022
We use a software tool, Signup Sheets, to register volunteers to work at events and on projects where no interview is required. This is a quick guide for any...
We seek to make the Pride Portal a community-driven information resource. Here is how you can get involved.
By blueridgepride | June 17, 2022
Blue Ridge Pride traces its roots back to 2009, when the community banded together to hold its first festival on a public space in Martin Luther King Park. For...
By blueridgepride | June 16, 2022
News coverage of Blue Ridge Pride.
Archive of videos of past PRBC events.
Our Mission & Vision Our mission is to promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ and allied communities, working as a united community through...
By blueridgepride | June 14, 2022
A central source for links to forms and information that volunteers may find helpful.
By blueridgepride | June 7, 2022
There are a lot of incredible archives that capture the rich history and culture of the LQBTQ+ community. Check these out!
By blueridgepride | May 23, 2022
Blue Ridge Pride encourages visitors to use the transportation options with the lowest carbon footprint.
By blueridgepride | May 10, 2022
Instructions for managing posts and oral histories.
By blueridgepride | April 1, 2022
RASP is North Carolina's online alcohol safety training that is required of volunteers who want to serve alcohol at events. It only takes 15-20 minutes.
By blueridgepride | March 25, 2022
Overview of terms and conditions for performers at Blue Ridge Pride events.
All Performers, or their parent / guardian if they are under 18 years old, must review and consent to the following policies, releases and waivers.
By blueridgepride | March 15, 2022
A virtual series of spotlights on our LGBTQ community leaders and influencers.
By blueridgepride | March 12, 2022
Summary of key changes. How we select vendors.
By blueridgepride | February 9, 2022
Please complete these steps at your earliest convenience.
By blueridgepride | January 31, 2022
This is a Daily / Weekly / Monthly checklist of tasks for maintaining the virtual center. It includes direct links to complete each task and some basic instructions.
By blueridgepride | January 30, 2022
How to get your post noticed where it needs to be noticed.
Our Contact Information Please note: We do not have a physical center to visit. We maintain a virtual center to better serve our rural community. General Email: Hello@BlueRidgePride.org Mail: PO...
By blueridgepride | January 29, 2022
These links will only work for a few people with access to the backend of the site.
By blueridgepride | January 24, 2022
We explain the rules of the road for submitting news, articles, events, and other content to the site.
By blueridgepride | January 17, 2022
Instructions for using our Volunteer Sign-up Sheets.
By blueridgepride | January 13, 2022
We are a community-based oral history and physical artifacts archive dedicated to preserving LGBTQIA+ history of the south. The archive offers community training workshops (where you learn how to...
There are many ways you can help out.
Follow us on Instagram @wnc_lgbtqia for the most current news on our project. Publications associated with our archive include . . .
By blueridgepride | January 6, 2022
Conducting an oral history project can be a lot of fun. Do it with your family, church, or organization. It is a great way to learn about the person...
By blueridgepride | November 23, 2021
If you shop at Amazon, you can support our mission, with no additional out-of-pocket costs.
By blueridgepride | November 1, 2021
Organizations add value to a community in so many ways. We highlight a few that are particularly relevant to our website and audience. We start from a position of...
By blueridgepride | August 9, 2021
These are the instructions issued by Downtown After Five for their partner program.
By blueridgepride | July 22, 2021
This is an occasionally updated count of festival exhibitors by category.
By blueridgepride | July 16, 2021
Strength in Pride / Business Alliance Order Form Welcome! Thank you for all that you do to support our community. How it works: Select from one of four collection...
By blueridgepride | July 10, 2021
Crowd Manager certification is an online training that focuses on fire safety and emergencies. We are required by North Carolina to have a certain number of crowd managers at...
By blueridgepride | May 12, 2021
Summary of key board duties
By blueridgepride | March 19, 2021
2020 In 2020, Blue Ridge Pride reduced fundraising efforts, encouraging our sponsors to lend their support to organizations most affected by COVID. Our board also elected to draw down...
By blueridgepride | November 1, 2019
Selected News Articles and Media Coverage Concerning Blue Ridge Pride