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Equality Virginia
Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan lobbying, education and support network for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight allied (GLBT) communities in Virginia.

New River Valley and National Resources
List of campus and regional organizations in the New River Valley and a list of national outreach organizations for the LGBT community.

VDH Virginia Transgender Resource and Referral List
A list of medical providers and organizations with services relevant to the LGBT community.

LGBTQ+ Welcoming Religious Centers

edges (ministry of Blacksburg United Methodist Church)
706 Harding Ave.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 923-3437

Unity Christian Church
400 Tyler Ave
Radford, VA 24141
(540) 639-3696

Glade Church
(United Church of Christ - UCC)
1600 Glade Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-3394

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (ELCA)
600 Prices Fork Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-1000

Blacksburg Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
701 Church St SE
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-2504

Christ Episcopal Church
120 Church St NE
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-2411

Red Door Ministries
903 Tyler Ave.
Radford, VA 24141
(540) 855-4276

Blacksburg Friends Meeting
404 Mt. Tabor Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-0284

Cooper House (Campus Presbyterian Ministry)
305 Washington St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-2473

DUST Covenant Church
618 North Main St.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 750-6052

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the New River Valley
1301 Gladewood Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-9716

  • Transgender support group meets the first and third Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30, with a youth support group on the fourth Tuesday.

Episcopal Campus Ministries @ VT (Canterbury Fellowship)
204 East Roanoke Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(440) 669-8181

Blacksburg Jewish Community Center
201 E. Roanoke St
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 300-2522

Temple Emmanuel Roanoke
1163 Persinger Road, SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
(540) 342-3378

Hillel at Virginia Tech
710 Toms Creek Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 951-5397

Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge
806 Jamison Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA 24013
(540) 344-4444

LGBTQ+ Owned Business

Embellish Hair Studio
123 Kirk Ave SW,
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 206-3482

LGBTQ+ Organizations

Roanoke Diversity Center
806 Jamison Ave SE Door D
Roanoke, VA 24013
(540) 491-4165

  • A 501(c) (3) non profit organization which serves the region's LGBT population.

NRV Trans* Support
A peer-led organization whose mission is to offer support, resources, and social activities to all transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in the New River Valley in a safe, anonymous and affirming environment.

Floyd PFLAG
321 W Main St
Floyd, VA 24091 (Every 2nd Tuesday of the month)
(276) 734-5544

  • A national support, education and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, their families, friends and allies. PFLAG is a non-profit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions. Floyd PFLAG usually meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library with a shared meal at 6 pm and meeting to follow until 8 pm.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Doctors and Hospitals

Planned Parenthood of Roanoke
2207 Peters Creek Rd
Roanoke, VA 24017
(540) 562-3457

  • Offers Hormone Replacement Therapy as well as other general & reproductive services in a trans-friendly environment. 

Community Health Center of the New River Valley
5826 Ruebush Road
Dublin, VA 24084
Radford/Dublin: (540) 585-1310
Montgomery: (540) 381-0820

  • Rebecca King-Mallory, MD, is currently comfortable and able to offer continuation of hormone therapy and starting people into transition. All of the medical, dental, and behavioral health providers are queer-friendly.  

New River Health District

  • Find a location here: VDH Health Department Locator
  • Offers LGBTQ-friendly sexual health services, including PrEP and STI testing and treatment. STI testing services include self-collection of samples to screen for rectal and pharyngeal chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. 

New River Valley Community Services
700 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 961-8300

  • Clients would need a Comprehensive Evaluation and to request Anne or Jennie.

Anne Dornberg, LCSW
700 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 643-0762
adornberg@nrvcs.org

Jennie Brogan MS, M.Ed
jbrogan@nrvcs.org

Tracy Cohn, Ph.D.; LCP
2000 Kraft Dr SW Ste 1210
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 230-5958

Dr. Laura Farmer, LPC
1402 Grandin Rd SW Suite 201
Roanoke, VA 24015
(540) 302-5208

The Family Therapy Center of Virginia Tech
840 University City Blvd Suite 01
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 231-7201

  • Provides low-cost, high quality marriage and family therapy and mental health services to individuals, couples, and families in the New River Valley and surrounding areas.

The Drop-In Center
356 Campbell Ave SW Roanoke
Virginia 24016
(540) 982-2437

  • Visit free rapid HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, HIV and other STD information available, and free condoms.

LGBTQ+ Friendly Establishments

Downshift- Coffee, Bikes, Beer
416 Campbell Ave SW #102
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 739-2453

Meredith’s Salon
360 Arbor Drive NE #D
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 381-3050

Starkey Medical Esthetics
218 W Main St
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 208-2860

  • Discounts for trans people on laser/electrolysis services (through Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge).

Social Groups

LGBT Young Professionals of SWVA

Ladies & Gents of the Blue Ridge
Roanoke Diversity Center, every 3rd friday
(540) 491-4165

Roanoke Diversity Center
806 Jamison Ave SE
Roanoke, VA
(540) 491-4165

Youth SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) of Roanoke
Peer-based support group for LGBTQ+ youth ages 12-18. Meets bi-monthly.

Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project
Bi-monthly tours of historical sites in Roanoke, VA