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NEWS & NOTES

Y.E.S. Community Partner Seminars
BRPride is proud to announce that the Y.E.S. Community Partner Seminars are now available! This is a FREE opportunity for Y.E.S. Members to showcase their skill sets, products, or services in a Safe and Inclusive Environment. BRPride will promote Community Partner Seminars through the BRPride website, social media, and eNewsletter. Seminars will be hosted at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, and food and beverage service is available. BRPride to manage Seminar registration via Eventbrite. Email tim@blueridgepride.com or call 828-338-8277 to schedule your Community Partner Seminar TODAY!
Click HERE for more information about the Y.E.S. Program.

Vendor Note
BRPride Food Vendor spaces have SOLD OUT as of 3/14/2014

Youth OUTright
May Programming
Support local LGBTQ youth and their annual prom! Mark Your Calendars: 
"It's YO Prom: Be Fabulous"at Toy Boat Community Arts Center on May 24th!
For additional information, please visit 
youthoutright.org.

White Party
Friday, June 27th
Renaissance Hotel
Details TBA


Gay 5K Run
Saturday, July 12th
Carrier Park
REGISTER HERE



UPCOMING EVENTS
Town Hall Meeting:
Pride Center of the Blue Ridge

Town Hall Flyer
Hosted by the WNC LGBTQ Inclusive Community Center Task Force

Monday, April 21st
6 - 7:30pm
Land of Sky Regional Council,
339 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville

Providing exciting updates on our community's progress on creating the
Pride Center of the Blue Ridge
Please email GetInvolved@ blueridgepride.com to RSVP.

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Stand Against Racism

Blue Ridge Pride cordially invites you to join us in taking a Stand Against Racism by joining us in a conversation about race, inclusion and diversity
on 
Sunday, April 27th at 2 p.m.
Eagle Street Coffee Emporium
39 B Market Street, Asheville, NC

The Stand Against Racism is an annual event of the YMCA.
Click HERE for more information.

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4th Annual Gay 5K

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Carrier Park, Asheville
Register NOW for Early Bird Rate!
Be one of the first 200 to register online and receive a FREE Gay 5K t-shirt, guaranteed! Early registration runs through June 30th. Registration is $25 with discounts for youth, seniors, and team members. Registration after June 30th is $35 and does not guarantee a t-shirt. Top prizes for 1st and 2nd runners in each category. This course is certified.
Add some COLOR to the run by wearing your PRIDE!!
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RECENT EVENTS

2014 Mardi Gras Parade

Sunday, 3/2/14 - we had a BLAST!!!

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TEAM PRIDE POWER!!

Thank you!!
We've raised over $2,500 as of 3/2/14!!
Help our team show PRIDE POWER as we raise money for 
 This program works by matching local kids up with adult mentors and we couldn't be happier about trying to help them out. We have some folks involved with this great organization and know that the chances are good that there are LGBTQ kids involved as well. Help us show our community at large why our LGBTQ community is so awesome!
Donate to our PRIDE POWER Team Page HERE through May 2014

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Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) / Ally Club Resources
Sample Agenda and Group Guidelines
Sample Club Mission
Sample Success Tips
Ally Week 101
Sample Coming Out Workshop
Sample Confronting Bullying Workshop
GSA / Ally Club Adviser Fact Sheet

Congratulations to the Clyde A. Erwin High School Ally Club, recipient of the 2013 Blue Ridge Pride Community Grant in the amount of $1,000!

For more information on how you can help to create and/or support GSA/Ally Clubs in schools throughout Western North Carolina, please email us at GetInvolved@blueridgepride.com.


 Allies Matter Videos

Allies Matter
ZealSource produced this video for NC Healthy Schools and NC Department of Public Health to support their "How to be an Ally" workshop. The video highlights several NC youth who have experienced bullying as a direct result of their sexual orientation.

TD Strives to Make It Better for LGBT Youth
LGBT TD Employees and their Allies share stories on experiencing bullying in their youth and share a message of how It Gets Better. The video closes with a message from TD's President and CEO, Ed Clark, emphasizing the importance of Allies to 'Make it Better' for LGBT youth.
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Blue Ridge Pride, Inc.

  Blue Ridge Pride, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on a mission to Advocate for the LGBTQ community in Asheville and Western North Carolina, to Celebrate with Pride, and to Educate our Allies and the general population on LGBTQ issues.

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