Cocktails & Conversations

Our Annual Fundraising Event 


Community building is a key pillar of the Cocktails and Conversations event. Whether you enjoy cocktails or a simple glass of water, our event is a excellent opportunity for members of the LGBT+ community and their allies to come together and celebrate our successes, while also raising money to improve the lives of LGBT+ students facing financial crisis and food insecurity. 

Our 2019 event featured a keynote address, a meet and greet, open bar, charcuterie, fresh fruit and vegetables and the musical stylings of The Mountain Laurels

Drink Sampler
Pride Parade

Cocktails & Conversations 2021

Stay tuned for the announcement of 2021's Cocktails and Conversations event.  We will be announcing the date and details of the event soon. 

We will be raising money for LGBT+ students at Appalachian State University who are facing impending financial crisis and food insecurity as a result of embracing their identity as an LGBT+ individual. All are welcome at our event as we work together to empower the LGBT+ community.

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Interested in joining our cause or donating? 



Our first annual Cocktails and Conversations event took place in April 2019. Guy Scheibner (pictured center left), our keynote speaker, delivered an impassioned and inspirational address to over 100 attendees.


Guy is a trans* rights activist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is an Appalachian State University alumnus (2009) and received his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Bastyr University. Guy currently resides in WA state and is working with LGBTQIA+ youth as a Mental Health Counselor. During his time at ASU, Guy was an active member of SAGA & TransAction.