2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional listens to your situation and suggests sources of help using one of the largest databases of health and human services in Virginia.
The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.
We believe that in order to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism we must also work against other oppressions including, but not limited to: racism, classism, sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism and ageism.
We affirm and develop LGBTQ leadership as essential to our mission.
We work to end hate violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, state-sanctioned violence, stalking and bullying and harassment.
We work to promote respectful and equitable relationships, community accountability, LGBTQ visibility, access to survivor support, and affirming collaborations.
We are a member organization of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and are currently supported through Grant #09-A5942DV09 from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Throughout it’s history, Virginia has been a leading tastemaker in food and foodways. Our state is rich in ingredients, from the abundance of the Chesapeake Bay, across the farmlands and rolling piedmont, to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Hospitality is a key component of Old Dominion character, with everything from nibbles on the porch to expansive holiday meals presented with a sincere interest in sharing food made by hand and from the heart.
This is America’s First Food Region; this is the Birthplace of American Cuisine.
Celebrating it all is Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine, a statewide publication dedicated to showcasing the commonwealth, all the wonderful things to eat and drink and all the incredible people that make it happen.
“In the beginning, all America was Virginia,” said planter, statesman and author Colonel William Byrd II, in 1732. So, in fact, we are all Virginians. Come home to Virginia, a big table awaits you. Come celebrate the bounty through the pages of Virginia Eats + Drinks Magazine.
Virginia is For Lovers. Since 1969, our famous state slogan has inspired travelers from all over the world to visit the Commonwealth. Today, Virginia is for all Lovers, and is a great destination for LGBT travelers. Visitors to Virginia can experience our beautiful mountains and beaches, fantastic dining scene, 280+ wineries, 160+ craft breweries, historic sites, outdoor recreation, and much, much more.
Our LOVE story is bigger, better, and more inclusive than ever before.
We hope you’ll use Virginia.org/lgbt to explore our LGBT-friendly lodging, dining, history, shopping, attractions, events and outdoor experiences statewide. Our website also includes meeting spaces, itineraries, and all the resources you need to plan your dream wedding or honeymoon.
Our mission is to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices. We believe that each individual has a basic right to control his/her reproductive life. Individual control will lead to a better quality of life and stronger families and communities. Reproductive health decisions must be voluntary and private.
We provide quality, compassionate care from an informed-consent model for our transgender patients.
We serve transgender people and people at various places on the spectrum of gender identity and expression and are committed to improving the way transgender people receive health care in our region.
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) features regularly changing exhibitions in painting, sculpture, photography, glass, and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. Through gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs, and outdoor art shows, MOCA seeks to connect visitors with the diverse viewpoints and active language of contemporary visual art.
Virginia Pride seeks to unite the segmented LGBT communities throughout the Commonwealth. We strive to be a representative body of the LGBT Community in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We also seek to standardize Pride for the Commonwealth of Virginia by holding a state-wide Annual PrideFest Celebration.
The premier professional theatre in southeastern Virginia, Virginia Stage Company was founded in 1978 by members of the Hampton Roads community who had a deep desire to make live theatre a part of the area’s cultural life. For its home, VSC chose the Wells Theatre in downtown Norfolk, which was fully restored in 1986 and is now a National Historic Landmark.
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