Friday, June 12, 2009


    Asheville's Annual Stonewall Commemoration Rally will be held at the end of this month. Please join us for a momentous celebration in honor of those who laid the groundwork for the contemporary LGBTQ movement during the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City!

    There will be speakers, performances, a permited sidewalk march, and of course an ice cream social. Following the days events will be an after party to remember with live music, drag, dance troupe and burlesque performaces and a dance party into the night.

    Join in with your partners, friends, allies, family, and neighbors! Feel free to dress for the occasion by bringing out your best flare or just your own fabulous self! Please use your community contacts to forward this widely and let's come together for the best Stonewall Rally Asheville has ever had!

    This year's theme is Super Queeros! We will be honoring our community's very own super hero legends of the past!

    Here's the Info:

    Saturday June 27th!

    Day events location: Prtichard Park, downtown Asheville
    5:00 Rally with speakers and music
    6:00 Permited sidewalk march, we have signs, but you can also bring your own signs and rally cries!
    7:00 Ice Cream Social with music at Pritchard Park

    Afterparty events location: Hookah Joes (behind Hairspray)
    Event begins at 9:00 and we can admit under 21 with prior coordination with organizers

    Performances include:
    Blondie Coverband (Durham, NC with ex-members of Roxotica-long time supporters of Stonewall and Tranzmission events)
    Sparkle Rainbow Ponies of Death (local rockers!)
    Burlesque and Drag Performers by Asheville's finest Tranzmission Drag Troupe
    Talon Dance Troupe
    DJ dance party to follow!

    Stonewall Commemoration Rally organizers

    for more info contact:

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    The Biltmore Forest home of Andie MacDowell

    Photos by John Fletcher.


    Monday, June 08, 2009

    Beards Of Comedy Tour

    This coming weekend at 35 Below.

    Friday, June 12, 2009 at 8:00 and 10:15 pm
    Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    The Beards of Comedy Tour is comprised of four seasoned and bearded comedians, in a unique format that blends stand-up, sketch and audience comedy. The show is 90 minutes of nonstop laughter, with several surprises in store.


    Friday, June 05, 2009

    Protest against NC Congressman in Asheville after his 2-day visit to Sri Lanka

    Raleigh, NC June 5, 2009– Tamils Against Genocide is holding a protest march in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday June 06th in response to Congressman Heath Shuler’s (D-11) two day visit to Sri Lanka last week. On his recent visit, Representative Shuler took a tour sponsored by the Sri Lankan government to the internment camps in northern Sri Lanka, in which 300,000 ethnic Tamil refugees are currently being held. Human rights advocates are angry after Representative Shuler commended the Sri Lankan government on the conditions in the internment camps after a government conducted tour. The protest will be held in Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville from 11am to 3pm.

    Two weeks ago, the Sri Lankan government ended the island-country’s 26-year civil war in a final assault which killed more than 20,000 Tamil civilians. Shuler’s statements contradict reports by reputable human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, who accuse the government of intentionally shelling the civilian population and denying foreign media and non-governmental aid organizations into the conflict zones.