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By Butch Thompson | February 1, 2023

An increasing focus is appearing regarding our aging LGBTQ+ elders and the need for more information. This survey is a bit different in that it is geared towards the...

By Butch Thompson | February 1, 2023

From Blue Ridge Pride- The proposed North Carolina “Parents’ Bill of Rights” only serves to further marginalize our LGBTQ+ youth. The introduction of SB49 yesterday would require forcibly outing...

By Butch Thompson | January 24, 2023

Our Thrive! series kicks off in February with a discussion about Nutrition. Join Generation Plus and Emily Carleo, the Director of Congregate Nutrition at the Council on Aging, for...

By blueridgepride | December 20, 2022

Holidays can be wonderful.  They can also be challenging.  Fortunately, many of our community partners are keeping the lights on.  Don't hesitate to reach out.  You deserve it!

By Rosie Bullock | October 13, 2022

TIPS-MAPP Starting October 18th 6pm-9pm and will run on Tuesday nights for 10 weeks. Email

By Rosie Bullock | October 10, 2022

October is recognized as national LGBTQ+ History Month! To continue to fight for our future we must understand our past. Join us this month as we honor our history...

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By Butch Thompson | September 21, 2022

Make sure your vote counts! Monday, October 3, 10 am

By Butch Thompson | July 31, 2022

Join Generations on August 18th from 11:30-1:30 at Land of Sky Regional Council for a Lunch and Learn Experience. During this time, we will introduce our team, provide volunteer...

By Butch Thompson | July 25, 2022

Many 50+ adults struggle to access the affordable, quality health coverage and care they need. AARP and community collaborators in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee invite you to join us...

By Butch Thompson | July 18, 2022

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in WNC. Be sure to stay aware of your own risk levels. If you are in need of a rapid at home Covid...

By Butch Thompson | July 15, 2022

Join editors Mary Ann Jacobs, Cherry Maynor Beasley, and Ulrike Wiethaus for a virtual conversation on their recently released book "Upon Her Shoulders: Southeastern Native Women Share Their Stories...

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By Butch Thompson | April 4, 2022

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By Butch Thompson | February 23, 2022

It's time to shake off the winter and dance. Shake your groove thing, shimmy, move to the beat. Each Saturday Karen Chapman invites you to join her in a...

By blueridgepride | November 23, 2021

Come to this fundraising event to support female-driven independent feature film "Whistle Down Wind."

By blueridgepride | September 1, 2021

Our team reached a difficult but unanimous decision last night. We feel that it is in the best interests of our community to cancel our much-anticipated festival. This press...

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By blueridgepride | August 26, 2021

We are monitoring COVID closely, mindful that cancellation is a possibility. We describe the actions we are taking and invite community input to our decision-making process.

By blueridgepride | August 11, 2021

We are excitedly planning for the 9/25 festival and procession in Asheville's Pack Square Park. There is record-setting interest. However, our number one priority is our community's health and...

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By blueridgepride | July 27, 2021

The Blue Ridge Pride Business Alliance is partnering with photographer Lauren Merrell and Youth OUTRight to bring local businesses a unique opportunity. They are invited to become a Strength...

By | June 10, 2021

Give OUT Day is a month-long fundraising campaign beginning June 1 and culminating on June 30, the only national giving event for the LGBTQ+ community. Since 2013, Give OUT...

By blueridgepride | June 8, 2021

Campaign for Southern Equality launches it updated guide to over 400 Trans-Affirming medical and legal service providers in the South.

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