What We Do

EV believes in a truly inclusive Commonwealth where all are equally valued, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and a Virginia that is a safe, welcoming, and equal place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families to live, work, and play.

Connect With Elected Officials

EV engages in grassroots advocacy to ensure that our leaders and elected officials hear from and support Virginians who care about equality. Read More

Engage the Business Community

EV works with Virginia’s large and small businesses to secure broad support for nondiscrimination of employees, customers, and visitors. Read More

Increase Transgender Visibility

EV provides the resources, training, and support needed for Virginia’s transgender community to advocate for itself. Read More

Strengthen Our Communities

EV builds deeper partnerships between existing local LGBT and allied organizations to increase the capacity for grassroots advocacy, broader public education campaigns, and increased supporter numbers. Read More

Create Inclusive Schools

EV works with local school districts to implement fully inclusive bullying and nondiscrimination policies to protect all LGBTQ youth and school employees in Virginia. Read More