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#Resist: Johnson City Join others who care about what's happening to democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, sustainability, and other important topics.  | City: Johnson City | Meetings:  For more information, register at the group’s meetup page:


Alsphalt Sisters - Blue Ridge Chapter Asphalt Sisters embraces the camaraderie, skill and fun of females riding motorcycles.  | City: Asheville

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ALZ Support Group for LGBT Community In association with the Alzheimer’s Association; creating a support system, exchange information and serve as a caregiver support system.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Group meets monthly every 3rd Wednesday at Premier Home Health Care Services 1550 Hendersonville Rd, Suite 210 for 6 to 7 pm


Asheville Gay Men's Chorus A voluntary, not-for-profit community chorus for gay men and allies. 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.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  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.

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Asheville Lesbian Games, Cards & Spades This group is for lesbians in the Asheville and surrounding areas. We will have monthly game nights and monthly card nights, specifically Spades, Hearts & Pinochle.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Register at


Asheville Lesbian Social Club Asheville Lesbian Social Club provides an ongoing opportunity for Asheville area lesbians to socialize, have fun and develop our community through our many varied events.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Register on MeetUp site for list of events and registration links.


Asheville Pride Bowling Organization Asheville Pride is a member of IGBO - International Gay Bowling Association whose main mission is fun and fellowship across the U.S. and beyond.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Join group and view schedule through

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Asheville Prime Timers Member of worldwide organization for gay and bi mature men over 40 to socialize and enjoy local activities.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  Meets once a month, at restaurants or at St. Mary’s Parrish Hall (337 Charlotte Street). Meetings generally begin at 6:30 PM, with a social hour from 7:45 PM to 8:30…

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Asheville Women Outdoors This group is for women who want to enjoy outdoor and social activities in and around the Asheville area and Western NC.  | City: Asheville | Meetings:  For more information, register at the group’s meetup page:


Asheville Women’s Travel Group This is a group for any woman who is interested in traveling together in small groups, internationally and nationally.  | Meetings:  Sign up on meetup website or contact Gwen.

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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  | [email protected] or 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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MailPO Box 2044, Asheville NC 28802-2044

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

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