Organizations and Resources
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.
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]
The DC Center for the LGBT+ Community
Community Centers in Virginia
LGBT+ Media Outlets in Virginia
Online news magazine, primarily Central Virginia
Online news/information magazine, primarily Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads online GLBT Resources
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 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
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
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