Sandhills PRIDE, a Sandhills-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) support network and educational advocacy group, announced Jo Yurcaba to its Board of Directors.

Jo Yurcaba is a North Carolina native, a horse person, and a human rights journalist who has written for publications including Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, Bustle, The Village Voice, and more.

Through their writing, they seek to elevate the voices of marginalized and underserved communities, including the LGBTQ community and survivors of sexual violence. Their writing also seeks to connect people and foster empathy.

Jo graduated from Pinecrest High School in 2010 and from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 with a B.A. in journalism and philosophy.

“We’re delighted to have Jo Yurcaba on our Board,” said Sandhills PRIDE Chair Charles Oldham. “As a distinguished writer and activist who knows the Sandhills region well, Jo’s experience and talents will be a wonderful asset. We all look forward to working together to promote equality in our community.”

The mission of Sandhills PRIDE is to unite, celebrate, and serve LGBTQ people, their allies, and sister organizations by providing social engagement, service, education, and leadership in the Sandhills region of North Carolina.

Sandhills PRIDE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pinehurst.

Sandhills PRIDE relies on donations to fund scholarships and activities. To donate to Sandhills PRIDE, visit

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Courtesy photo of Jo Yurcaba.



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