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.


June 2014

Sunday 6/1:
Student Bill of Rights…Ever wonder what rights students actually have in schools?  Do you know what laws and protections exist?  What has happened when students have taken schools to court over bathroom access, dress codes, GSA’s, bullying, prom, etc? What can parents/teachers/friends do when students’ rights are violated?  This is the day we answer those questions!

Sunday 6/8:
SisterCare panel: We’ll hear the stories of the women who make up SisterCare and the services they provide to the LGBTQ community in WNC.

Sunday 6/15:
Planned Parenthood’s Nina will return for a final time to answer Q&A on dating and relationships, sexual health, PP services, Trans health services at PP, and whatever has yet to be asked!

Sunday 6/22:
Movie night: See our upcoming poll on Facebook for this month’s movie options.  You get to vote for your fave!

Thursday 6/26:
Open Mic night! Location TBA

Sunday 6/29:
FBI agent visits YO! That’s right, a special agent is coming to YO to answer YOUR questions.


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.

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