May 12 - July 8, 2017
Charlottesville light artist Circe Strauss began her career in Hollywood, where she worked as a special effects technician for the Los Angeles movie industry in the 80s and early 90s. TRANSIT, her upcoming show in the Iridian Gallery, will be site-specific, light-infused installations, designed to be experienced as three distinct spaces. The work is both unsettling and energized by light sources.
Strauss took inspiration from personal feelings and thoughts as a transgender woman. "This work encompasses the intersection of religion, bad counseling and misinformation," as Strauss says, "experienced through travel on a crooked path from there to here."
Transgender Veterans Support Group | Virginia
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Diversity Richmond.
The Carytown Chipotle at 10 N Nansemond St will donate 50% of their proceeds from 5 to 9 PM to Diversity Richmond. Be sure to tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure your order counts!
Applies to eat in or take out orders.
Note: If placing an order online, choose the pay in-store option and tell the cashier you are participating before paying. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.
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Please join this great group of women for an open discussion of the coming out process. This group is for women who are same gender loving, or who are questioning their sexual orientation. All self-identified women are welcome!
Sponsored by Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond (MCC) and Diversity Richmond
First Monday of every month
7 - 8:30 PM in the Diversity Classroom, door #2
For several years a Women’s Coming Out Support Group has met at Diversity Richmond and has helped countless numbers of women who are dealing with the joys, and possible consequences of coming out. The group presently meets the first Monday of every month from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Diversity Classroom, entrance #2, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, 23220.
The meetings offer a safe place to share coming out journeys.Â People attend who range from the newly-out to those who have been out for longer periods of time. Some women who participate have come out to a few individuals; some, none at all. Oftentimes attendees are either in heterosexual marriages or separated. Some have children and are seeking support and resources as they move through the coming out process. Attendance includes of a wide range of ages, from 18 to 65+. The ages of group attendees generally varies from the mid-twenties to mid-fifties.
Many of the attendees come regularly to offer support to those newly out. Most everyone who attends is seeking information on resources and social outlets to meet other women in a safe and non-threatening environment. The meetings are not designed to serve as therapy groups and all attendees are expected to respect the confidentiality of others.
Free parking is available on Sherwood Avenue or in the Diversity parking lot located on the east end of the building.
For more information, please contact the group co-facilitator, Loretta Mountcastle, at 804 291 8676 or email. The group is co-sponsored by Diversity Richmond and Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond. There is no charge to attend and the attire is casual.
Getting there is half the fun!
On Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30-8:30PM in our event hall, we will get the anticipation and excitement rolling by having a poster and sign making party. Materials will be furnished, but feel free to bring your own. Poster boards, magic markers, banners…and your imagination are all needed.
Have a message you want to share? A picture? Want to tell folks what’s been building up inside? We have the solution for you. And even if you aren’t attending the march, join us anyway to help design creative, informative and fun messages that we will take to Washington. We are even serving you dinner thanks to the Richmond Business Alliance.
For more information, call 622-4646, ext. 203.
Art journalers, knitters, handcrafters, zentanglers, jewelry makers, and others create art for a few hours on second Saturdays from 10 a.m. til noon in the Community Classroom at Diversity Richmond. Come join us! It’s free. Age 18 and older. LGBTQ and Allies.
Seats only $15.75 each
Reservation deadline May 25
Diversity Richmond has rented two 55-seat buses to take locals to the big LGBT Equality March on Washington on Sunday, June 11. We will leave Diversity at 7:00 A.M. and depart D.C. for home at 5:00 P.M. Seats are only $15.75 each.
Diversity Richmond gratefully acknowledges the generous support of ALTRIA, Capital One, Richmond Business Alliance, and Virginia Pride for making this trip possible. Help spread the word on facebook
Diversity Richmond 1407 Sherwood Ave., Richmond 23220
Come meet new people and make new friends. Are you gay, queer, bi, unsure? Then it's for you. Are you young, seasoned, in between? Then it's for you. Are you white, black, in between? Then it's for you. Are you rich, poor, in between? Then it's for you. Are you just recently "out," a movement veteran, in between? Then it's for you.
Join facilitator Rob Gabriele for this exciting and fresh social gathering hour for Richmond's gay community. For additional information, contact Diversity Richmond at (804) 622-4646 ext. 203
Please join Senior Connections and JFS Richmond for this monthly series, generously funded by Diversity Richmond. Each session will be hosted by Dr. Jay White, Gerontologist and will feature a showing of the award-winning documentary Gen Silent followed by an interactive training. Light refreshments provided.
To register, email Jay White, Director of Advancement, Jewish Family Services. Limited seating is available. Certificates of Attendance are available for healthcare professionals with continuing education requirements (2 contact hours) for $25, payable to Senior Connections.