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By Butch Thompson | February 1, 2023

During this series of chats from the LGBTQ community, we’ve heard from local leaders and influencers who have left us feeling inspired. Today we interviewed KP Whaley. KP has...

By Butch Thompson | December 23, 2022

Our wonderful volunteer Zack Schmitt spoke about the importance of Generation Plus and LGBTQ+ Elder care in our region. Zack has passion for this topic as his lesbian mothers...

By Butch Thompson | December 22, 2022

  Mars Hill, NC December 15, 2022 – Christmas came early this year for the Appalachian Ranger District on the Pisgah National Forest. The district is lucky to have...

By Butch Thompson | December 12, 2022

This past Sunday Generation Plus held a Holiday Gathering for LGBTQ+ community at Mountain Care. With warm cider and hot cocoa we entertained guest and we had a sock...

By Butch Thompson | September 19, 2022

The kick off to Blue Ridge Pride Festival week always starts with our senior prom. This year the Generation Plus committee choose the theme 'The Love Boat' and there...

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By blueridgepride | September 19, 2022

Main Stage Lineup 11:00 AM Opening & National Anthem Led by the Asheville Gay Men's Chorus 11:15 AM – Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus The Asheville Gay Men's Chorus entertains,...

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By Butch Thompson | April 18, 2022

...look at our April News...

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By Butch Thompson | March 22, 2022

That's right, spring has sprung and with that comes new activity in our programs, projects and events. Thanks to all our local business support for helping us make 2022...

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By Butch Thompson | March 1, 2022

We tossed and handed out hundreds of beads

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By Butch Thompson | December 17, 2021

Have you seen the latest edition of our newsletter?  Here is a link for you to enjoy the latest information from our programs, events, calls to action and more....

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By Butch Thompson | December 10, 2021

If you missed it, our monthly Rainbow Inspiration brought another fresh, diverse and interesting story for our community. On December 1, World AIDS Day, we met Eric Holt. Eric...

By Butch Thompson | November 26, 2021

Visibility is important as we grow our community, together. On Saturday, November 20 Blue Ridge Pride walked, drove, and floated in the annual Asheville Holiday Parade. There were cheers...

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By blueridgepride | October 31, 2021

A student profiles Professor Wray's efforts to capture the oral history of the WNC LGBTIA+ cmmunity.

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By blueridgepride | August 26, 2021

What's a cup of me? What's with the tree?

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By blueridgepride | August 4, 2021

We are taking a more community-driven approach to ensuring security this year.

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By blueridgepride | June 28, 2021

Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce Announces Partnership with Blue Ridge Pride As They Continue Their Regional Expansion to include Western North Carolina

By blueridgepride | April 23, 2021

Mountain Xpress interviews Amanda Wray about the project's adjustments to COVID and its expansion into Spanish-language interviews.

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By blueridgepride | January 19, 2021

In 2020, Blue Ridge Pride reduced fundraising efforts, encouraging our sponsors to lend their support to organizations most affected by COVID and to those supporting COVID relief.  Our board...

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By blueridgepride | January 15, 2021

A collaboration between Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina Asheville and the Blue Ridge Pride Center will gather oral histories, archival materials and photos for an ongoing...

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By blueridgepride | December 4, 2020

COVID may be s nightmare, but we have never had so many tools for surviving and finding joy at a distance.

By blueridgepride | October 14, 2020

The October 7th Generation Plus Live virtual segment allowed us to share some important information and links regarding voting and what are we voting for in this election. While...

By blueridgepride | September 18, 2020

Our September 16 Generation Plus Virtual Meetup focused on voting essentials. Absentee voters will love the new tracking tool.

By blueridgepride | May 25, 2020

BRPC has cancelled all previously scheduled events. It's immediate focus is supporting critical community needs. It is exploring alternative event formats.

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By blueridgepride | May 11, 2020

This week, Blue Ridge Pride issued $2,000 in additional grants to community partners who are on the front lines addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the local LGBTQ Community....

By blueridgepride | May 5, 2020

In 2019. the Partner Funds first year, Blue Ridge Pride awarded over $7,000 in grants to 20 local organizations that support our community.

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By blueridgepride | May 5, 2020

Thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $6,000 for emergency relief for the members of our community in Western North Carolina.

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By blueridgepride | March 9, 2020

Blue Ridge Pride launches a virtual LGBTQ Center to serve western North Carolina and nearby communities in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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By blueridgepride | January 22, 2020

In its first year, the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund awarded $7,500 in grants to twenty organizations in western North Carolina.

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By blueridgepride | January 1, 2020

In 2019, Blue Ridge Pride established the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund.  The fund's purpose is to support the many groups, organizations and projects that seek to uplift western...

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By blueridgepride | December 16, 2019

In 2019, Blue Ridge Pride made three important policy decisions. It established the Blue Ridge Pride Community Partner Fund.  The purpose of the fund is to support the many...

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By blueridgepride | October 25, 2019

This year, Blue Ridge Pride launched a new events program, the Movie and Mixer Series.  The series featured four films and attracted over 400 theatre-goers.  It raised more than...

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By blueridgepride | July 25, 2019

Blue Ridge Pride announces new partnership with Green Man Brewery to support its new Community Partner Fund. 

By blueridgepride | February 28, 2019

Reporter Lilly Knoepp speaks with Invisible Histories Project founder Josh Burford and UNC Asheville Professor Amanda Wray about archiving the untold stories of queer history in the South.

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