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LGBTQ North Carolina Resources

Gaygull is your #1 source for the most comprehensive list of LGBTQ North Carolina Resources. Please notify us of any reputable LGBTQ resources you would like to see added to the list below.

ACLU of North Carolina

Our mission is to preserve and defend the guarantees of individual liberty found in the North Carolina Constitution and the US Constitution, with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, equal protection under law for all people, the right to privacy, the right to due process of law, and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.

The LGBT Center at
Appalachian State University

Henderson Springs LGBT Center was founded to provide resources, support, information, and a welcoming atmosphere for LGBT individuals and their allies at Appalachian State University.

Blue Ridge Pride Center

Blue Ridge Pride is a weekend event featuring a day long outdoor festival including main stage music and entertainers, community talents, educational workshops, regional vendors, and participation from state-wide and local LGHTB and non-profit organizations.

Campaign for Southern Equality

The Campaign for Southern Equality is a national effort to assert the full humanity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in American life and to increase public support for LGBT rights.

Cantaria Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville

Our primary goals are to achieve excellence in musical performance; to enrich the lives of participants through social and fellowship experiences; to foster Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender community spirit and to present a positive gay image to the Western North Carolina community at large.

Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce

The mission of Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce is to integrate business development, social action and leadership to facilitate economic proliferation for the LGBT community and those who support equality for all. Together, we can increase visibility through professional networking and marketing, maintaining operational sustainability, and strategic training.

Charlotte Pride

Charlotte Pride creates programs and activities to enrich, empower, strengthen, and make visible the unique lives and experiences of LGBTQ people in Charlotte and the Carolinas. Charlotte Pride envisions a world in which LGBTQ people are affirmed, respected, and included in the full social and civic life of their local communities, free from fear of any discrimination, rejection, and prejudice.

c30d8a_8d64308dc2b84ecfa52c81472569ac1eCharlotte Pride Band

The mission of the Charlotte Pride Band is to provide an open, inviting environment for musicians of all ability levels while promoting the value and respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and straight allied people in the Charlotte metropolitan area through quality musical performances.

Common Woman Chorus


The Common Woman Chorus is a progressive voice and vibrant musical community based in the Triangle area of NC that enjoys an international presence through participation in Sister Singers Network and GALA Choruses.

Elon Univ Gender & LGBTQIA Center

Elon University’s Gender and LGBTQIA Center exists so LGBTQIA and Ally students & employees
feel respected, safe, and valued on campus, so they may fully participate in the full array of
academic, co-curricular, and leadership experiences offered at Elon University.

Equality North Carolina

Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.

Gay Asheville NC

Our pledge is to provide news, information and support to the community. Our goal is to list, display and expose as many gay welcoming businesses, services and events as possible and support our area LGBT non-profits.  See our mission statement below.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte

Through artistic achievement, education, and engagement, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte endeavors to create a society which values and respects its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members.


GSAFE is a Greensboro-based organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQIA youth with an emphasis on creating safe educational environments for ALL youth.

Guilford College Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Awareness and Reconciliation

The Bayard Rustin Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education, and Reconciliation operates within the Multicultural Education Department at Guilford College and is a space dedicated to affirming the lives, histories and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Allied students, faculty and staff at Guilford and beyond.

HRC North Carolina

Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in North Carolina alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in North Carolina and how you can get involved with the North Carolina local community.

LGBT Asheville

Asheville is a gay-friendly small city. Period.

LGBT visitors increasingly are discovering Asheville, with its great natural beauty, innovative dining and drinking gigs, heavy-duty gallery, arts and crafts scene, interesting shops and numerous gay-owned or gay-welcoming B&Bs and inns.

LGBT Center of Raleigh

To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.

LGBT Center UNC-Chapel Hill

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center works to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

LGBT Charlotte

Combining big-city entertainment with undeniable Southern charm, Charlotte is a popular destination for LGBT travelers.

LGBTQ Center of Durham

We are committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Durham:
• through programming, resources, and networks of support
• by acting as a hub for Durham’s LGBTQ+ community
• by sharing and affirming all LGBTQ+ lived experiences
• by educating our neighbors in order to enhance understanding of and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues


Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (most commonly known as “MeckPAC”) is registered with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections as a non-partisan, non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its many allies in Charlotte/Mecklenburg to vote and participate in city/county elections, to educate city/county elected officials about issues of importance to the LGBT community, and to hold city/county elected officials accountable for their votes on such issues.

NC GALA – No Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Attorneys (NC GALA) has been in existence since 1995, after approximately 50 North Carolina lawyers met with law students and representatives from lesbian and gay activist groups. Through its members and activities, this organization provides attorney referrals, visibility, and support for the LGBT community.

North Carolina Pride

The Pride Committee of North Carolina’s mission statement reflects the fact that despite many social, political and economic gains that have been made by individuals and institutions in various LGBT communities throughout North Carolina, much work still needs to be done. At the same time, however, we understand the need to celebrate our victories and accomplishments.

NC State GLBT Center

The mission of the NC State GLBT Center is to engage, develop, and empower members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities and their allies.

NC TG Unity

Providing information and resources for transgender people, significant others, and friends of transgender people. All transgender support groups, political organizations, and other GLBT organizations in the state of North Carolina are promoted and encouraged. Most of all, trying to bring transgender people together as a community.

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 5.42.42 PMOne Voice Charlotte

One Voice brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-affirming people together to celebrate our lives in song. Since 1989, when five Charlotteans met to form the Chorus, One Voice has grown into an important source of strength for our community.

OUTright Youth

OUTright Youth is the ONLY PLACE in the Catawba Valley that provides a unique, youth-centered, safe environment for LGBTQ youth ages 12-23, and their allies, to come together, receive unconditional support, and make friends who understand who they are as they struggle with sexual orientation, gender identity and other issues.

PFLAG Carteret-Craven

We are Parents, Family & Friends of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals & Transgenders in ENC

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

PFLAG Charlotte

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

PFLAG Greensboro

PFLAG Greensboro was founded in 1993 and is the Greensboro chapter of PFLAG National. PFLAG is a nationwide network of local grassroots groups providing support, education and advocacy for LGBTQ individuals, their families and allies.

PFLAG Rocky Mount

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

PFLAG Wilmington

PFLAG is a support group for the LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed and Questioning) and their families. We meet once a month. All meetings are confidential and all-inclusive.

PFLAG W-SPFLAG Winston-Salem

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) persons through support, education and advocacy.protect their relationship and their rights.

logoPride Winston-Salem

Come join the community to promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among LGBTQ people. Help foster a positive image in the Winston-Salem area and throughout the Triad with community activities and services.


Qnotes is the largest and most trusted source of news, politics, opinion, entertainment, art, lifestyle, community events and more with content that directly enlightens, informs and engages the readers about LGBT life and social justice issues for LGBT North and South Carolinians.

Raleigh Business and Professional Network

A professional networking group for LGBTQ professionals and Allies in the Raleigh NC area.
The Network was created to establish and nurture a network of business and professional resources; encourage fellowship and support among businesses, professionals, and charitable pursuits; and to provide and promote positive role models in the LGBTA community.

Safe Schools NC

Safe Schools NC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to creating a safe and positive learning environment for all students and educators in North Carolina, with an emphasis on actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Salisbury Pride

Salisbury Pride, Inc. builds safe inclusive communities in Rowan County and the surrounding areas with an emphasis on acceptance and valuing individuals of all sexual orientations or gender identities by: providing opportunities for positive visibility in and around the community; providing a safe environment that permits the expression of diverse perspectives; and education for the purpose of cultivating harmony within the community.

FreedomCenter-logo-WEB2-e1422290758297The Freedom Center for Social Justice

The Freedom Center for Social Justice was founded in 2009 and as a Southern-based national organization, we see all too often how the poor, people of color, immigrant communities and sexual minorities are excluded and marginalized.

logoTime Out Youth

Time Out Youth Center is a place where you can experience a sense of belonging and community. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, a straight ally – or just don’t want to be labeled, you will be welcomed here. Time Out Youth Center offers a safe space for all and fully respects the journey of each individual.

Triad Pride Men’s Chorus

Triad Pride Men’s Chorus performs choral music to entertain, enlighten, and enrich while promoting equality and social justice for all people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity–fostering pride, understanding and acceptance.

Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus

We recognize the power of music to communicate important truths about common human conditions and the value of all people. TGMC is committed to fostering an environment of professionalism, respect, pride and unity. Members are welcome regardless of orientation.

UNC Charlotte Gender Alliance

We provide a secure environment in which there will be a mutual sharing and discussion of goals, information, opportunities and problems which are unique to this segment of the community.

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 7.47.39 PMVisit Gay Charlotte

Visit Gay Charlotte is a free, LGBTQ-tailored travel, tourism, event and community portal specifically crafted for savvy Charlotte travelers, visitors, newcomers and residents.

Visit Raleigh LGBT

All are welcome!

Endless hot spots, gay and lesbian bars and clubs and authentic, handcrafted experiences are ready to be discovered by LGBT visitors to Raleigh, N.C.

Youth OUTright

Youth OUTright empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth to be confident and vital members of our community in which youth of all gender and sexual identities can live in safe and inclusive environments. We believe that no youth – regardless of their sexual identity, gender expression or gender identification – should be bullied, harassed or discriminated against because of who they are or are perceived to be.