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Meet Youth OUTright

Tina White speaks with Adrian Parra and Ash Marquis of Youth OUTright about some of the societal issues affecting LGBTQ+ youth in our region and what their organization can do to help.

Youth OUTright is “the only youth advocacy and leadership non-profit organization in the region solely dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 11-20 in Western North Carolina.”

To learn more about Youth OUTright, visit their website at

Other links referenced in the video:

Blue Ridge Pride:

House Bill 358:

House Bill 755:


About The Author

Tina White

Tina White is an activist, author, and public speaker. In addition to her role in The Asheville View, she is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center and a member of the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign. She is learning how to be a community activist and public servant. She speaks and writes on issues of social justice, community, and personal identity. In 2015, she published Between Shadow & Sun: A Husband‘s Journey Through Gender – A Wife’s Labor of Love.

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