Affirming the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirited people, and their supporters in the Catawba Valley region of North Carolina


Catawba Valley Pride Week

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8pm, Monday, June 13, 2016
Union Square, Hickory
246 Union Square NW, Hickory, NC 28601

350-400 people attended a candlelight vigil Monday, Jun 13, at the sails in downtown Hickory to honor the victims of the Orlando shooting that killed 50 victims at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. The crowd came together as a community to honor, reflect and heal.


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Sending some love to Club Pulse


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The Catawba Valley Pride LGBT* Welcoming Spaces campaign is in response to tragic deaths of two transgender teens in the Charlotte area, and efforts to pass laws enabling discrimination against LGBT* customers. Catawba Valley Pride seeks to create a more supportive environment in the Catawba Valley by asking LGBT* affirming businesses and organizations to display the message “We Welcome Everyone” in their storefront window.

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Catawba Valley Pride 2015 Scholarship Recipient

Catawba Valley Pride is pleased to announce the scholarship winner for 2015. Dakota Duncan of Burke County has been awarded a $500.00 scholarship from Catawba Valley Pride. Dakota plans to attend Lenoir Rhyne University in his pursuit of attaining masters/doctorates in Western History, English, and teaching and become a high school teacher or professor.


President Michael Bookout presents the 2015 Scholarship to Dakota Duncan of Morganton, NC.

President Michael Bookout presents the 2015 Scholarship to Dakota Duncan of Morganton, NC.

This scholarship is awarded to a Catawba, Burke, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell or Lincoln County resident and must be either a student who is LGBT or a straight ally. The applicant must demonstrate service to the LGBT community or a desire to serve the LGBT community. The applicant must also be a high school senior.

It is Catawba Valley Pride’s hope that Dakota will use this scholarship to continue his education while putting a spotlight on “equality!” Catawba Valley Pride is proud to give students the ability to follow their career path of choice as well as supporting them in their freedom to be who they truly are.


Want to find out how you can help upcoming Catawba Valley Pride events? Come sit in on a meeting.


Catawba Valley Pride is currently looking for Board Members. Fill out an application below if you would like to be contacted.

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It helps to see how the world works from another person’s perspective…

Catawba Valley Pride, Inc.                       PO Box 3551, Hickory, NC 28603