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Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
PO Box 2044
Asheville North Carolina 28802
Organization: Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
Target Audience:
Service Locations: Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Avery, Mitchell, Yancey, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Cleveland, McDowell, Rutherford, Polk, Haywood, Madison, Henderson, Transylvania
Scope Of Service: {Scope of Service:22}
Service Categories: - Social, Cultural, Recreational Programs, - Advocacy, Public Policy, Community Education
Service Categories:
Non Profit Status: Yes
We seek to promote equality, safety, and quality of life for WNC LGBTQ and allied communities, working in partnership with other providers. We host an annual festival, maintain a virtual LGBTQ Center and ...
Programs and Services

We have five chief program areas:

  • Welcoming Events: We stage and support events that celebrate, educate and serve the LGBTQ and allied communities of western North Carolina.  We are most known for our annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival  and Welcoming WNC Procession.  We also stage an annual Mx Blue Ridge Pride Pageant, a Movies & Mixer Series, and LGBTQ Story Slams.
  • WNC Virtual LGBTQ Center:
  • Oral History Project:
  • Community Partner Fund:
  • Community Projects:


Access Restictions:- None.
Statement Of Welcome:- Yes
Welcoming Pages:
Contact Information & Links
Primary Contact: TinaWhite
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Email: [email protected]

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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