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    National LGBT Pride Month

    June is celebrated as Pride in honor of the Stonewall Riots, though Pride events occur all year round. It also marks the month that same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States. Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase …

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    Memphis Pride Fest

    Memphis Pride Fest powered by Mid-South Pride is hosted every fall in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Pride Fest is the single largest gathering for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the Mid-South. While the Festival and Pride Parade are the cornerstones of Memphis Pride Fest, the entire celebration (known as Memphis Pride Fest Weekend) spans 4 days beginning with Drag …

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    PEAK (Parents of Estranged Adult Kids) Online Support Group

    Fe Anam Avis author of Parents of Estranged Adult Kids and therapist Keli Rugenstein, PhD are conveners. They will offer support on parental estrangement. There is no fee for this group, though participants should purchase PEAK book on Amazon - PEAK Fe Anam Avis To register, click here. For more information, contact F Anam Avis: fe@asecondday.com 614-208-4090

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    Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

    Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville

    Come one come all and work on your mobility while grooving and moving to the beat to burn off those calories. No pre-registration is needed. This event is Free

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    Living with PRIDE

    Haywood Arts Gallery 86 N. Main Street, Haywood

    Living with Pride Exhibit: Curated by Ashten McKinney, Curatory Gallery Owner. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and other related community artists (LGBTQIA+) are encouraged to present contemporary works that celebrate the unique, diverse sense of pride and some of the challenges we face as a community seeking equality. Seeking artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ …

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    CELEBRATE PRIDE WITH HENDERSONVILLE THEATRE ON JUNE 3

    Hendersonville Theatre 229 South Washington Street, Hendersonville

    This year’s festivities will feature queens Celeste Starr, Mimi Monroe and Lethia Dose. The Celebration’s ticket price includes a bingo card (a $5 value) and one beverage. The show will include adult comedy, music, dance and fun-filled games of bingo. We are pleased to partner with Blue Ridge Pride and PFLAG of Hendersonville for its 1st annual Pride Celebration on …

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    Mental Health Providers

    Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

    Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

    Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

    Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

    James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

    12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

    Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

    Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

    Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

    166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

    Siljoy Maurer

    Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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    Email: Hello@BlueRidgePride.org

    MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

    Packages: 33 Coxe Avenue, Unit 2044, Asheville NC 28801 (note different zip code).

    Phone: 828-423-0655 (via Google Voice)

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