Press release From Youth OUTright:
ASHEVILLE, NC…September 29, 2013…Seen on HBO, Natalie Smalls will bring her talents back home to Asheville as she emcees Youth OUTright’s premiere event, THE DANCE: Motown to Gaga, on October 26 in The Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Natalie will entertain an anticipated 300 guests from 8 p.m. to midnight for cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dancing to music from Motown to the present.
For the past 10 years, Natalie has owned and operated Natalie Productions. A native of Asheville, she has been a local and national female impersonator for 15 years, working with many well-known celebrities. She continues to advocate for the transgendered community by working at a Western North Carolina health center that specializes in treatment and counseling.
“I’d like to express my support and gratitude to Youth OUTright for their continued efforts with the causes that are close to our hearts,” Natalie said.
Every year, LGBTQ youth struggle to find a place for themselves in their schools and in their homes. Youth OUTright provides a safe haven for these youth to realize they are not alone and to build their community in a way that enriches themselves, their friends, and their families.
Tickets to THE DANCE: Motown to Gaga are $60.00 each, which includes drink tickets for two cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and of course, DANCING.
Major support for THE DANCE is provided by 828: design, Plasticard Locktech International, A Visual Link, and Christowerks, with additional support from Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Dr. Clay Eddleman and Richard Cooke, Brian May and Scott Merrill, Brigid Burns Photography, Anurja Web & Software Solutions. Media sponsors include Asheville Citizen-Times, Mountain Xpress, BOLD LIFE, and Verve.
Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc., a 501c-3, not-for-profit organization, offers discussion groups and social activities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, ages 14 through 23. Topics and activities are led by two trained facilitators.