Welcome to The Roanoke Diversity Center!

We offer Peer-to-peer support groups, films, bingo, music and more.....

   FREE Weekly films in the RDC/OPA-Rainbow Cinema!

Weekly Earth Spirit Meditation Group!

Weekly GAY A.A. Meeting!

Bi-Monthly Open topic, informal Rainbow Chat!

Bi-Monthly Youth S.A.G.A. Of Roanoke (12- 18 Yrs.) Locations TBA 


Monthly OPA-Open Mic Night! -- FREE ON-SITE HIV/HEP-C/Syphilis  Testing, by the Drop-In Center!

Monthly OPA-Drag Bingo! -- FREE ON-SITE HIV/HEP-C/Syphilis Testing, by the Drop-In Center!

Monthly "Bi The Way" Bisexual group!

Monthly Roanoke Rainbow Families and Friends Support Mtg - Location: UUCR*


Monthly Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge Transgender Support Group!

Monthly Nonbinary Alliance of the Blue Ridge Support Group!

Monthly Star City Transgender Alliance Support Group!

Monthly OPA-Rainbow 101-Workshops!

Ro Po (Roanoke Polyamory) Support Group! Next meeting: T.B.A.

A large DVD collection available for FREE rentals!

Check out our calendar, for exact days and times, for these and other events!!!

*Roanoke Rainbow Families and Friends Support Group - is the only off-site support group for the RDC and is held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke 2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015 

  • Upcoming events

    Queen Of The Damned" (2002) - RDC Rainbow Cinema
    Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    RDC Rainbow Cinema


    Queen Of The Damned" (2002) Starring: Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau 
    Drama, Fantasy, Horror 1 Hr. 41 Min. "R" 
    This and ALL Rainbow Cinema events are FREE to everyone!!

    "The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires."--IMDB.com


    Light food, snacks, refreshments and door prize gift cards will be offered at these weekly film events!
    Doors Open at 6:30 pm! (Please note the new time!)
    Film begins at 7:00 pm. 

    This event is part of the Out Proud Aware program, a collaboration with The Drop-In Center. Free condoms & safe-sex resources are available at this event.
    For more information about O.P.A. please visit our website: http://www.roanokediversitycenter.com/out_proud_aware.

    For more info about the Roanoke Diversity Center check out our website:www.roanokediversitycenter.com

    To see all of the upcoming RDC Rainbow Cinema films here's our cinema page: http://www.roanokediversitycenter.com/rdc_s_rainbow_cinema

    Transgender Conference 2016
    Saturday, November 05, 2016 at 09:00 AM · 65 rsvps
    Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA

    Southwest Virginia's Annual Transgender Conference is THE place for people who are Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender-Queer, Non-Conforming, Questioning, or Gender-Diverse in any way. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. TO REGISTER, PLEASE RSVP BELOW! This conference offers professionally-led presentations, panels, resources and discussions focusing on Transgender issues in public schools, recognition of resources, and emotional, mental, physical, and sexual health. This event is free with lunch provided! 

    Speakers on Transgender Issues in Public Schools:

    Anita Price - Roanoke City Vice Mayor


    Sam Rasoul - Virginia House of Delegates


    Connie Froggatt - Montgomery County School Board


    Speakers on Transgender Emotional, Mental, Physical, & Sexual Health:

    Mental Health - Laura Farmer - Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor


    Mental Health - Andy Matzner - Psychotherapist (Specializing in LGBTQ+ Mental Health)


    Hormone Therapy & Surgeries - Vishal M. Patel, M.D. - Carillon Transgender Clinic


    Sexual Health - The Drop-In Center - Offering FREE confidential 20-minute HIV, Syphilis, & Hepatitis C testing & FREE condoms.

    Transgender Resources

    Resources for Survivors of Assault - Kelsey Harrington - SARA (Sexual Assault Response Awareness)

    Transgender Needs Assessment - Nathaniel Brandetsas - Social Worker (Transgender Research Initiative of Southwest Virginia)

    Transgender Homelessness Resources - Trust House (ARCH) 


    The Transgender Conference is an Out Proud Aware event, hosted by Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge Transgender Alliance, Roanoke Diversity Center, and The Drop-In Center. (A program of Council of Community Services.)

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