Local LGBTQ+ Community Resources
Linking to Local LGBTQ+-Knowledgeable & -Friendly Community Resources
Disclaimer: In addition to services offered via WNCCHS comprehensive healthcare system, the below resources are shared to assist in identifying health-related resources. Inclusion in these listings does not imply WNCCHS support or validation of LGBTQ+ competency. All information posted is merely for educational and informational purposes.
It is not intended to serve as professional advice. Should you decide to use or act upon any information on this website, you do so at your own risk. WNCCHS cannot guarantee that all information in this resource-sharing is accurate or error free.
Name Change Project
Tranzmission's Name Change Project guides participants through an eight step process of legally changing their names in Buncombe County. Understanding the anxiety surrounding this process, Tranzmission walks with you every step of the way, including holding meetings periodically and offering one-on-one support to assist with this process.
Need name change/gender marker change guidance outside of Buncombe County? Check out National Center for Transgender Equality's ID Documents Center.
Tranzmission offers various online/offline social support groups, including groups specifically serving people who identify as transfeminine, as well as transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youths and families. Check out the Support drop down menu to get a full view of current social support options.
Youth OUTright WNC, Inc. (YO) is the only youth advocacy and leadership non-profit organization in the region solely dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 11-20 in Western North Carolina. YO engages and supports LGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-20 to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members. YO envisions a world where youth of all gender and sexual identities are empowered to reach their full potential. YO provides information, support and resources in a safer, inclusive and affirming environment.
Blue Ridge Pride Center
Virtual Pride Center
Blue Ridge Pride promotes equality, safety, and quality of life for Western North Carolina’s LGBTQ+ and allied communities, working as a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service. The Virtual Pride Center uses six "Welcoming Directories" to organize local resources according to (1) Services, (2) Businesses, (3) Groups, (4) Faith & Spirit, (5) Training & Speakers, and (6) Resources. Visit the site to explore local events, programs, and opportunities.