Youth OUTright programs for May

From a press release:

Youth OUTright programs for May

Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., ushers in May with great programming.  Programs are held every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Asheville.  Plus, YO’s monthly expressive arts program, Express YO-Self, will move to ‘open-mic nights’ over the summer (May-August).  The monthly events will take place on the last Thursday of the month (beginning May 29) and will be hosted by a variety of local LGBTQ personalities!  And this month, don’t forget, It’s YO Prom:  Be Fabulous!

Sunday, 5/4:
Take Care of YO-Self! Facilitators and a special guest will guide youth through self-care practices with a little spa day and make-up thrown in!

Sunday, 5/11:
Planned Parenthood’s Nina Rajagopalan returns with info on how to be an ask-able peer when it comes to dating, relationships, body image and self-esteem.  It’s a great day to learn more about being an ally!

Sunday, 5/18:
It’s YO Prom Raffle drawing!  Today, we’ll draw the winning tickets for the prom raffle and create the announcement video to post online.

It’s YO Prom:  Be Fabulous!  From 7 to 11 p.m., don’t miss YO’s annual prom at Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Ave., Asheville.  For reservations and information:  828-772-1912 or

Sunday, 5/25:
Ezra Pound will present his ‘1 in 6’ program on how sexual violence affects male-identified populations.  Youth will be encouraged to talk about how gender and sex-stereotypes affect how people are able/unable to talk about this subject.

Thursday, 5/29:
YO Open mic!  Calling all performers:  Take the stage (or a chair in the audience) for YO’s first community open mic.  Location TBA.

Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., a 501c-3, not-for-profit organization, offers discussion groups and social activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, ages 14-23. Topics and activities are led by two trained facilitators. Youth OUTright’s mission is to empower LGBTQ youth to be confident and vital members of the greater community.  For additional information, please visit:

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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