It’s YO Prom 2014 … WAS Fabulous

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 Many thanks to Toy Boat, Food Experience, Mountain Xpress and DJ Abu Disarray for a tremendous night!

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By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc

Meeting Schedule:

 Sunday youth meetings are 4:00 – 6:00 at First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC), 20 Oak Street in downtown Asheville, unless otherwise indicated. Express YO-Self!  Calling all performers for Open Mic night at YO! YO’s expressive arts program is running an open mic night on the last Thursday of the month this summer (May-August).   Each month a variety of local LGBTQ personalities will host our Thursday night open mic.  Check our Facebook page for locations and announcements. Monthly youth meetings in Hendersonville have been cancelled until further notice.  The LGBT film series will be incorporated into the weekly Asheville meetings.   Click Youth for more information about our meetings and for directions to FCUCC or call Al Murray, Youth Programs Coordinator at 828.785.3621.


July 2014

Sunday 7/6:
Let’s celebrate ‘Inter-dependence day!’  This fun post-Independence Day celebration will include games and challenges that are designed to help us all recognize the value of supporting one-another in our community.

Sunday 7/13:
Poetry in Motion: Slam Asheville Youth Team.  YO will attend an afternoon of slam poetry at Asheville Community Theatre.  Proceeds from the event fund Slam Asheville Youth’s trip to the largest poetry competition in the world–Brave New Voices!  Youth Outright is covering admissions for our group, so let us know if you’re attending this Sunday!  Email or call (828) 785-3621.

Sunday 7/20:
Movie night: How to Survive a Plague–the story of two coalitions—ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group)—whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.  See more at:

Sunday 7/27:
Justice 4 Jane:  Youth will learn about a grassroots movement seeking “justice for the 16-year-old transgender Latina girl who has been incarcerated in an adult prison without criminal charges.”  Jane was held in an adult facility over 2 months–spending much of that time in forms of solitary confinement.  Youth will have the opportunity to write letters and cards to Jane–a gesture Jane’s advocates and lawyers have been encouraging from her supporters.


August 2014

Sunday 8/3:
LGBT Community Center: A special guest from the Pride Center of the Bluegrass Community Center Task force will update us on what’s brewing for a Center in Asheville and ask us what we think.  Youth will have a chance to offer suggestions and opinions on what they think Asheville needs most.

Sunday 8/10:
Drag Panel:  The cast of Kings and Queens will share their most fabulous stories of becoming and being Asheville’s own drag superstars!

Sunday 8/17:
Lise Kloeppel and students from UNCA’s Queer Youth Theatre class will bring their craft and their creativity to YO.  Youth will have a chance to learn more about the project and experience what YO’s collaboration with the UNCA class may be like.

Sunday 8/24:
Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sunday 8/31:
Advocacy Project: Peggy Weill from WNCAP will come talk to YO about advocacy–what it is and how to do it well!  Youth will get to talk about what matters most to them and will learn how to create change.  This meeting will begin a multi-part project where youth will get to identify an issue, choose an approach, take action and witness the results.

By Youth OUTright WNC, Inc