Richmond Community Resources
Diversity Richmond: Diversity Richmond provides services and information about the resources available in Richmond for the LGBTQ community.
Equality Virginia: Equality Virginia is a statewide, nonpartisan lobbying, education and support network for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight allied communities in Virginia.
Health Brigade (Previously Known As Fan Free Clinic): Health Brigade provides an array of services to all members of the Richmond community.Services include: HIV testing, STD testing and treatment, birth control, reproductive health, physical exams, and many others. Prescriptions for hormones and Trans health primary care are also available. Call to make an appointment. Phone: (804) 358-6343
The Renewal Project: The Renewal Project is a community-based service organization providing a safe, nurturing, educational environment for high-risk individuals and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Richmond Genderqueer and Transgender Support Group (RGT): This weekly support group is for people ages 18 to 35 who identify outside of the gender binary. Whether you’re bigender, agender, genderfluid, or just know that you’re not 100% cis - this is the group for you! This group meets at 7pm on Wednesdays at Health Brigade. Phone: (804) 358-6343
Richmond Transformers: This bi-weekly support group for female-to-male (FTM) transgender individuals that meets at Health Brigade - 1010 N. Thompson Street, Richmond, VA 23230 Phone: (804) 358-6343 x 135
Side by Side (formerly ROSMY): Side by Side is available to youths, 14 to 20, who identify on the LGBTQ+ spectrum or are questioning their sexual orientation. Services include support groups, drop in hours, mentoring, and special events. Phone Support: (804) 644-4390 Adminstration: (804) 644-4800 Web: rosmy.org Email: email@example.com
Southerners on New Ground (SONG): SONG is a regional Queer Liberation organization made up of people of color, immigrants, undocumented people, people with disabilities, working class and rural and small town, LGBTQ people in the South.
Virginia Anti-Violence Project (VAVP): VAVP works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia. VAVP provides information, advocacy, referrals, and support to LGBTQ-identified individuals that have been impacted by violence. VAVP also promotes healthy relationships and sexuality through educational programming, such as Relationship Skills Classes.
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood provides high-quality sexual and reproductive health care services. These services will be readily available in safe se ings that preserve and protect the privacy and rights of each individual regardless of income, age, marital status, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Phone: (804) 482-6161
GayRVA, Richmond’s leading online magazine dedicated to the LGBTQ community, provides an up-to-the-minute look into Richmond’s LGBTQ culture.
Inclusive Spiritual Resources
Congregation Beth Ahabah (Reform Judaism) – 1111 W. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 358-6757 || bethahabah.org
First Unitarian Church of Richmond – 1000 Blanton Ave., Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 355-0777 || richmonduu.org
Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Campus Ministries – 8 N. Laurel St., Richmond, VA 23220 – (804) 359-5628 || ghtc.org
Metropolitan Community Church of Richmond: 2501 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 353-9477 || mccrichmond.org
Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) - Richmond: 4500 Kensignton Ave., Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 358-6185 || richmondfriendsmeeting.org
St. John’s United Church of Christ: 503 Stuart Cr., Richmond, VA 23220 (804) 358-9291 || stjohnsrichmond.org
National Advocacy Organizations and Resources
ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, brings more LGBT cases and advocacy initiatives than any other national organization. The organization reaches into the courts and legislatures of every state.
The National LGBT Taskforce - As the country’s oldest national LGBT advocacy group, the National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.
Human Rights Campaign - As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRS envisions a world where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people. By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation’s capital and around the country.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced and serviced by the PFLAG National Office, located in Washington, D.C., the national Board of Directors and 13 Regional Directors.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established in 1990, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.
Campus Pride Index - Since 2007, The Campus Pride Index has been the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus communities. The free online tool allows prospective students, families/parents and those interested in higher education to search a database of LGBTQ-friendly campuses that have come out to improve the academic experience and quality of campus life.
College Guide for LGBTQ Students