Discover a very diverse community in gay Asheville! It's been a popular resort and relocation area for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities for many years. The large LGBTQ community enjoys welcoming visitors since most of them were once visitors before they fell in love with the area and relocated. Find many places to go and things to do. With a very vibrant arts community, creativity abounds! For an extra festive weekend, come to the Blue Ridge Pride Celebration each fall.
Also see Blue Ridge Pride's community-driven, searchable database for LGBTQ safe businesses, churches, events, groups, programs, and more. Go to Blue Ridge Pride's virtual LGBTQ Community Welcome Center.
Gay Friendly Asheville Places to Stay & Things to Do
Asheville Pride Weekend
Same Sex Gay & Lesbian Weddings
Asheville is a popular destination for same-sex weddings. Any of the inns featured above can also help with arrangements for a very small gathering. See our Weddings Asheville Locations & Services for more resources. Also see tips and places for Elopements in Asheville.