Welcoming Groups

We join groups to meet people, find support, serve a cause – or just to have fun. Here are groups in WNC that welcome the LGBTQ and allied communities.

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Alsphalt Sisters - Blue Ridge ChapterAsphalt Sisters embraces the camaraderie, skill and fun of females riding motorcycles.AshevilleSocial
ALZ Support Group for LGBT CommunityIn association with the Alzheimer’s Association; creating a support system, exchange information and serve as a caregiver support system. Group meets monthly every 3rd Wednesday at Premier Home Health Care Services 1550 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 210Asheville
Asheville Gay Men's ChorusA voluntary, not-for-profit community chorus for gay men and allies. Asheville Gay Men's Chorus performs many concerts during the year. We start rehearsals in late August and generally take the month of July off. In addition to our holiday and summer concert we perform for various events throughout WNC and beyond. Traditionally we also perform at Blue Ridge Pride festival, World AIDS Day and our annual cabaret show in February. We sing for fundraisers, weddings and other community events.AshevilleWebSocial
Asheville Lesbian Social ClubAsheville Lesbian Social Club provides an ongoing opportunity for Asheville area lesbians to socialize, have fun and develop our community through our many varied events.AshevilleWeb
Asheville Men's Roller Derby TeamCurrently recruiting skaters, officials and volunteers to become the newest member of The Men's Roller Derby Association with an Asheville team
Asheville Pride Bowling OrganizationAsheville Pride is a member of IGBO - International Gay Bowling Association whose main mission is fun and fellowship across the U.S. and beyond.AshevilleWebSocial
Asheville Prime TimersMember of worldwide organization for gay and bi mature men over 40 to socialize and enjoy local activities. Meets MonthlyAsheville
Asheville Women’s Travel GroupThis is a group for any woman who is interested in traveling together in small groups, internationally and nationally.WebSocial
Beer City SistersJoin Asheville's Beer City Sisters for an entertaining Sunday each month. It's more than a drag show, it's a talent show, a comedy show, a sing along and dramatic poetry. Sunday each month at O. Henry’s on Haywood, Asheville every after 7:00 PMAshevilleWebSocial
Blue Ridge Bootleggers Rugby ClubBlue Ridge Bootleggers Rugby Club is Asheville's gay social Rugby Club. It meets for practice on Sundays at Carrier Park.
Blue Ridge Community College - PrismPRiSM provides resources and support for LGBTQ+ students at Blue Ridge Community College by providing educational, informational, and social opportunities through club meetings and events. Meetings every Friday at 2:00 in the President's Dining Room in the Killian Building!WebSocial
COLAGE- Asheville ChapterChildren with a lesbian, gay, bi or transgendered parent(s).WebSocial
Gay Men’s Activity, Adventure, and Travel GroupThis group is limited to gay or bi men age 18 and up. Singles and couples are welcome.Web
Gay-Straight-Alliance NetworkEmpowering youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schoolsOakland,WebSocial
Gorge-USA monthly co-ed potluck dinner group for gays and lesbians in WNC who are 21 years of age and up.  Monthly dinner club, meets every 2nd Tuesday each month, special Pot Luck at member’s home.Web
Guy’s Movie Night OutGay and Bi group of all ages Single and Partnered (meets once a month). Meet at Regal Biltmore Grande and dinner afterward at Brixx Pizza.Web
Hendersonville Transgender AssociationAll inclusive transgender support to include SOs, family members, parents, friends, and supportive others. Meets every other month opposite of Phoenix on second Saturday of the month.HendersonvilleWeb
Hendersonville‘ Gay Men’s Happy HourGay singles and couples are welcome to a Fort Lauderdale-style happy hour in downtown Hendersonville. Most meetings are held on a Monday evening once per month. Happy hour is from 5 PM – 7 PM, hors d'oeuvres and dinner also available. Exact date and location shared with Meetup group members only.Web
JUFA - Just Us For AllJust Us For All supports the full human and civil rights of all LGBTQ people.AshevilleWebSocial
Ladies Loving Ladies: Fun for LGBTQ Women in their 20’s andThis is a social group devoted to building an inclusive, supportive and entertaining community of lesbian/gay, bisexual, transgender and queer women who love other women.Web
Lambda Al-AnonLambda Al-Anon - Open meeting for gays lesbians and teens Meets every Friday at the Cathedral of All Souls 9 Swan Street Biltmore Village 8:00 pmAsheville
Lesbians in the Mountains (LIMS)Very friendly Google group of women, over 21, that meets in real time and loves new people. Regular monthly dinner gatherings every third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Cornerstone Restaurant located at 202 Tunnel Rd. in Asheville NC.AshevilleWeb
LGBT Elder AdvocatesThe LGBT Elder Advocates is a local grassroots organization founded to address the aging issues and concerns of the LGBT community through Land of The Sky Council. LGBTQ Social Lunch- every second and fourth Thursday of the month at 12 PM at IHOP on Tunnel Rd. Email Yvonne at [email protected] for details or just show up!

Monthly Movie!- every first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in Fine Arts Theatre, 36 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801, USA. Contact Rowan at 828-301-2820 for more information.
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LGBT EntrepreneursIf you're LGBT+ and identify yourself as an entrepreneur anywhere from aspiring to established, we invite you to be a part in building a community network of LGBT entrepreneurs.Web
LGBTJewLGBTJew is the LGBTQ portal of the Asheville Jewish Community Center.
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