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By Rosie Bullock | October 13, 2022

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

By Butch Thompson | August 19, 2022

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree 2022 is coming from our regional forest. Blue Ridge Pride was asked to help create ornaments for the tree promoting diversity and inclusion. Last...

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 10, 2022

Instructions for managing posts and oral histories.

By Butch Thompson | April 4, 2022

...we’ll showcase digital media produced from the 92 oral histories...

By blueridgepride | January 17, 2022

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) announced a new program for LGBT entrepreneurs, as well a $500,000 investment in expanding highly successful programming established during the pandemic through...

By blueridgepride | January 17, 2022

Certification offers access to many government and business supplier programs. If you join the Carolinas LGBT Chamber of Commerce, your certification is covered in the cost of membership!

By blueridgepride | January 17, 2022

Formal Business Certification Programs offer participating businesses access to contracting set-asides with various government organizations and many large corporations. They also provide access to training, scholarships, and a national...

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...

By blueridgepride | January 13, 2022

There are many ways you can help out.

By blueridgepride | January 13, 2022

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

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

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 | 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 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 | 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 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 | 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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