American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of VA
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of VA provides direct legal representation to people and file amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs addressing civil liberties issues in cases initiated by others. All of the ACLU’s legal services are free of charge depending on circumstances.
Email for general information:
Email to request help:
Address: 701 East Franklin Street, Suite 1412 ▪ Richmond, Virginia 23219
Central VA Rainbow Partnership (CVRP)
Central VA Rainbow Partnership (CVRP) represents local LGBT organizations to help keep the community connected and unified.
Equality Virginia (EV)
Equality Virginia (EV) is a statewide, non-partisan advocacy, outreach and education organization seeking equality for LGBT VAs. EV believes in a truly inclusive Commonwealth where all individuals are values regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17860 ▪ Richmond, VA 23226
Physical Address: 530 East Main Street, Suite 600 • Richmond, VA 23219
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Richmond Chapter
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Richmond Chapter works to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders, and students on the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5181 • Richmond, VA 23220
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) VA
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) VA is part of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. The local HRC strives for LGBT equality in VA alongside state and local groups and lawmakers.
Address: 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW • Washington, DC 20036
Front Desk Phone: 202-628-4160
Toll Free: 202-347-5323
People of Faith for Equality in VA (POFEV)
People of Faith for Equality in VA (POFEV) is an interfaith network of people who all share a deep commitment to individual faith traditions, social justice, and equal rights for VA’s LGBT community. POFEV organizes congregations, advocates for change, offers educational and devotional resources, sponsors workshops and forums, and hosts interfaith services.
Southerners On New Ground (SONG)
Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Sylvia Rivera Law Project offers programs and resources that work to guarantee that all people have the freedom to self-determine gender identity and expression. Also provides legal services and clinics.
Address: 147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor • New York, NY 10011
Legal Help Line: 212-337-8550 x308
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities works with schools, businesses, and communities to achieve success by addressing prejudices, in all forms, in order to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity, and enhance local trust. Through workshops, retreats, and customized programs that raise knowledge, motivation, and skills, VCIC develops leaders who work together to achieve success throughout the Commonwealth.
Virginia Pride works to instill pride, celebrate unity and embrace diversity in the Commonwealth of VA’s LGBT Community. They strive to improve the lives of LGBT VAns by creating visibility and promoting full human and civil rights through education, networking and celebrations that advocate for equality.