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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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    Tzedek Impact Awards – Apply NOW for Individual Awards of $3,000!

    The Tzedek Social Justice Fund is now accepting applications for our second cycle of the 2022 Impact Awards! Tzedek's Impact Awards are designed to honor individuals who have engaged in systems change or community healing work in the Asheville region using the wisdom gained by directly navigating systems of oppression. If selected, each Tzedek Impact Awardee will receive $3,000 in …

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    Youth OUTRight Weekly Web Social

    Our Weekly Web Social is a safe and affirming space for youth to meet and connect with LGBTQIA+ peers ages 11-20 from across Western North Carolina. Socials are facilitated by Spike! Weekly Programs Youth must complete an intake form prior to joining weekly programming. All weekly programs take place on Discord, a secure instant messaging and video platform. Email Youth …

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    Expand Your Circle: Speed Connecting for Women Entrepreneurs

    Go-getting and forward-thinking women entrepreneurs - Join us for this speed connecting activity!When women entrepreneurs come together, more knowledge is shared, doors opened, and power multiplied. So come connect with other like-minded, forward thinking, go-getting women at Expand Your Circle. Traditional networking events can be aaawwwwkward! 😕 But we have fun activities that make it easier to connect with other …

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    Burton Street Senior Elite Club

    Burton Street Community Center 134 Burton St., Asheville, NC

    This program is geared for senior citizens and provides fun activities, planned trips, movie days, chair exercise classes, fellowship days, game days and special meals prepared by different seniors from the group.

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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, NC

    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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    Song-O! with DIVINE (Free)

    Highland Brewing Downtown Taproom 6 Patton Ave Suite 200, ,, Asheville, NC

    If you like FREE fun check out Song-O With Divine on select Fridays from 7-9pm at Highland Brewing Downtown! A food, drink, and fun-stravaganza! It's free music drag bingo with a twist! The fabulous Divinity Holeburn toasts and roasts the winners  A perfect stop to add to your downtown Asheville adventure!

    Dinner and Putt Putt *****NOTE TIME CHANGE-5:00 PM*****

    El Que Pasa 891 Patton Ave unit e, Asheville, NC

    Come join us for good food and conversation in a lively restaurant (El Que Pasa) and then mini golf across the street at Tropical Gardens Mini Golf. Tropical Gardens closes at 8:00 PM so we are starting a little earlier!!!! Hosted by Kathy Coco. **** I will be in lobby wearing a name tag.***

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    Gay Men’s Coffee Group

    City Bakery Charlotte Street Cafe 88 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC

    Gay men's coffee group meets every Wednesday at 88 Charlotte St. We gather at 9:30a for stimulating conversation.

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    Senior Zumba Gold Exercise

    Shiloh Community Center 121 Shiloh Road, Asheville, NC

    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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    Rainbow Inspiration

    Online event NC

    Hear their Story. Learn Their Journey. Be Inspired. A series of spotlights on our LGBTQ community leaders and influencers. Join us as we celebrate the strength of our LGBTQ+ elder community.

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    Youth OUTRight Weekly Web Social

    Our Weekly Web Social is a safe and affirming space for youth to meet and connect with LGBTQIA+ peers ages 11-20 from across Western North Carolina. Socials are facilitated by Spike! Weekly Programs Youth must complete an intake form prior to joining weekly programming. All weekly programs take place on Discord, a secure instant messaging and video platform. Email Youth …

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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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