Organizations and Resources

Statewide Organizations

People of Faith for Equality in Virginia

Virginia Anti-Violence Project

LGBTQ+ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline,
Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm, 1.866.356.6998.

Equality Virginia

Side by Side
Side by Side is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
Youth Support Line: 1-888-644-4390

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

ACLU of Virginia, email: [email protected]

LGBT Center of Hampton Roads

Roanoke Diversity Center

The DC Center for the LGBT+ Community
(Serves DMV)

Diversity Richmond

Shenandoah LGBTQ Center

Community Centers in Virginia

Coming Soon

LGBT+ Media Outlets in Virginia

Online news magazine, primarily Central Virginia

Lambda Gazette:
Online news/information magazine, primarily Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads online GLBT Resources

Washington Blade:
Online news for the LGBT Community in Washington DC and
surrounding areas of Northern VA, also has a print edition.

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

HRBOR (Hampton Roads Business Outreach)

RBA (Richmond Business Alliance)

LGBT+ Business Organizations in Virginia

LGBT+ OnlineEducational Resources


LGBT+ Older Adults


LGBT National Help Center
The LGBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the needs of the LGBT community and of those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity. This organization helps end the isolation that many people feel by providing a safe environment to discuss LGBT issues on the phone or via the internet.
LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE

Movement Advancement Project

Williams Institute

HRC (Human Rights Campaign)

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

HRC (Human Rights Campaign)
HRC Coming Out Project
HRC's Resource Guide to Coming Out

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbian & Gay
(PLFAG) - Resources

LGBT+ Resources for Coming Out

Coming Soon

Trans Resources in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, Virginia became the first state in the South to pass non-discrimination protections in housing, employment, public spaces, credit for LGBTQ Virginians.

This is a landmark achievement but there’s more to be done before LGBTQ Virginians have full, lived equality in the Commonwealth. For more in-depth information about your these new protections in 2020, check out Equality Virginia’s legal protections webpage.

Additionally, as of June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that it is illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ people under federal law – this applies to companies that employ 15 people or more annually.

Please visit this Trans Resource Page from one of the best resources we have in the Commonwealth: Equality Virginia

Please visit this Trans Ally Resource Page from
one of the best resources we have in the Commonwealth: Equality Virginia

Trans Ally Resources for Coming Out

Coming Soon