Increasing Transgender Visibility

EV’s Transgender Visibility Initiative strives to empower and uplift Virginia’s transgender community. Through community conversations across the commonwealth with EV’s transgender advocates, resources for transgender individuals and organizations, and raising up the voices of transgender Virginians and their allies, we continue to keep Virginia moving toward full transgender equality.

Virginia TIES

EV organizes TIES (Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit) each year to bring together trans and gender nonconforming folks along with allies, family, and friends to learn and grow, both from experts and each other.

Community Education Program

Through our Community Education Program, we are preparing trans individuals, families, and allies to share their stories to make an impact on nondiscrimination legislation.

Transgender Advocacy Speakers Bureau

EV facilitates story sharing opportunities between transgender advocates and communities of faith to increase accurate transgender visibility and celebrate our diversities.

Transgender Resources

EV offers a list of helpful, trans-affirming resources for transgender individuals, from practical legal advice to region-specific support.


Transgender Ally Resources

EV provides information for transgender allies to learn about all the ways that they can support their transgender family, friends, and community members.