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Fundraising and donations

Diversity Richmond would not exist without the incredible support of our LGBTQ+ community, friends, families and allies.

We raise money through key efforts such as Diversity Thrift and Diversity Bingo!, among other tactics. While we love cash donations, there aren’t many organizations that allow you to bring an old piece of furniture, clothing and knick knacks, donate them and get a tax write off, and then parlay that into the kind of community support we offer. We recently gave over $33,000 in Partners in Progress grants, for instance.

We’ve been recognized and received support from other Foundations for which we are grateful. Fundraising events, either sponsored by us or others are held periodically. Every little bit helps, both us and the community.

We are revamping our Membership Program, and hope to get lots of community participation from that effort in the coming weeks. So go clean out a closet, make a drop off at Diversity Thrift, and shop around while you’re there. We try to make it easy for everyone to help.

If you like the work we’re doing for our community, support it!

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Latest News

  • We made history last month

    In celebrating our past, Diversity Richmond made history during the month of February. In partnership with The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, we formally recognized Black LGBTQ History, something Read More
  • Black LGBT award medallions are true works of art

    For Black LGBTQ History month, two incredibly talented women left a lasting impression on the 17 honorees for Black LGBTQ History Month with their design and metal work for a one-of-a-kind works Read More
  • Richmond chapter of Alpha Psi Kappa celebrates 15th anniversary by feeding homeless

    A social service organization, Alpha Psi Kappa is an LGBTQ Greek nonprofit organization. Along with members from Baltimore and Hampton Roads, the group gathered at Diversity Richmond and prepared 250 lunches and Read More
  • Genworth Financial employees lend hands to Diversity

    "We are Passionate about giving back to the community."~ Victoria Redd, Genworth Employee Several Genworth Financial employees recently volunteered at Diversity Thrift, helping organize the hundreds of donated books for sale. "Genworth Read More
  • Richmond Is Top Finalist in British LGBT Award!

    We Need Your Vote! VOTE HERE NOW! Yes, our own Richmond, Virginia is a Top Ten Destination Finalist in the British LGBT Awards and we need your vote. The competition is stiff as Read More
  • Wanda Landowska Brings Back the Harpsichord

    Wanda Landowska was born in Poland in 1879.  She took to the piano at age four and, once grown, studied at the Warsaw Conservatory. She also took music composition in Berlin, and Read More
  • Black and Bold: RVA's Unsung Black LGBTQ Gala a huge success

    History was made on Feb. 3 as Diversity Richmond recognized 17 local African American activists for their outstanding work in the community. This was the first event of its type in Central Read More
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Advice

  • Is It More Than Stress?

    By Mark Loewen Sign #1: Not Getting Enough Sleep Everyone experiences stress. And stress by itself is not purely negative. In fact, positive experiences such as traveling, getting a promotion, or starting Read More
  • Voter ID requirements

    By Kate Fletcher A critical date is just around the corner - November 8 - the day to exercise your right to vote. Regardless of who you vote for, voting is not just a Read More
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EVENTS!

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EVENTS!

  • IRIDIAN GALLERY:
    Opening reception,
    March 17, 7-9 PM

    Rural Fantasies is a two-person exhibition featuring the work of New York-based transgender artists, Cobi Moules and Cupid Ojala. Their works, created individually and paired by the Iridian Gallery art selection committee, are both humorous and poignant, and represent their separate experiences as transgender people. The artists utilize the absurd as a construct to portray imagined moments in their lives. There is a profound exploration of the tropes of growing up as an all-American boy, to which most cisgender men probably haven’t given a second thought. The work is visually clever, intentionally provocative, and asserts itself as a reclamation of self.

    SPONSORED BY Transgender Veterans Support Group | Virginia

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  • Drag Bingo
    and the Party Thereafter
    Fri. Mar. 31

    Fun performances by
    Hostess Zakia Jemaceye with
    Tarena McCray (Mz. Nationz 2016),
    Michelle D. Livigne and Aaliyah Michaels Ova

    DJ Statistics and You-Never-Know Surprise Guests

    Extra game packs and Instant Bingo available for purchase, in addition to food catered by Nacho Mama’s and Liquor, Wine & Beer after 9

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RBA Job Fair

LGBTQ Job Fair Learn More

Sunday Social Hour

Sunday Social Hour for Men Learn More

Drag Bingo

Drag Bingo and the Party Thereafter Learn More

 
  • Beth Marschak receives Schall-Townley Award

    Beth's lifetime body of work and advocacy for causes that are dear to her and benefit so many of us has garnered her many awards and recognition, including the Schall-Townley Recognition for Extraordinary Personal Action.

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