Community takes HB2 stand

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Gay Asheville NC has taken a different strategy to standing up to HB2. Instead of boycotts, they are asking businesses, service providers and those who offer accommodations who object to and wish for the repeal of HB2 to email Gay Asheville and let them know.

In turn they will provide a list on their website as a counter measure to those who are boycotting from outside the state.

Their philosophy is: We believe that the more positive response to businesses wishing the repeal of HB2, the more pressure they will assert to the legislature to do so.

Email to inquire.


Org seeks court advocate

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Our VOICE, located at 44 Merrimon Ave., is seeking a court advocate for its organization which serves victims of and supports survivors of rape and sexual assault.

The position is a 35-hour per week post and the court advocate reports to the executive director.

Candidates should have experience in court advocacy and be able to support clients in their legal process. Additionally, the individual selected will be required to build community partnerships with law enforcement, court systems personnel and partnering agencies to ensure seamless service delivery for clients. Attention to details such as client file and statistical database maintenance and preparation of reports are among other duties that will be required.

Those seeking the position should have a Bachelor’s degree in the human services or social work related field, have basic computer skills and be able to work a flexible schedule.

Applicants with bilingual capabilities and legal experience are encouraged to apply. More detailed information is available online.

Deadline for application submissions is April 29 by 5 p.m. Send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to


Org gets clean to raise funds

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — SisterCare WNC is currently selling tickets for car cleaning services at Asheville and Hendersonville AutoBell Car Wash locations.

For $16.99, cars will get an interior vacuum of carpets and seats; exterior wash including wheels; dash, door panel and console wipe down; interior window cleaning; and hand-drying. Fifteen-passenger vans and larger incur extra charges.
Email or call SisterCare at 828-808-9082 to arrange to purchase a ticket.

The monies raised will help defray the cost of office expenses and reimbursement of volunteers with gas cards for errand running and driving clients to doctor s appointments for the 100 percent volunteer organization.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director. She can be reached at and 704-531-9988,...