Welcome to The Roanoke Diversity Center!

We Offer Educational And Social Activities For Southwest Virginia's LGBTQ Community And Our Allies


We provide a welcoming, safe space - an inclusive home that celebrates, nurtures and empowers the LGBTQ communities and our friends and neighbors in Southwest Virginia.


  Open topic, informal Rainbow Chat!

Speaker-led OPA-Rainbow 101-Workshops!

Weekly films in the OPA-Rainbow Cinema!

Monthly Queer Women's Support Group!

Monthly OPA-Drag Bingo!

Monthly OPA-Open Mic Night!

Monthly Game Night w/Pot Luck!

Weekly Earth Spirit Meditation and Intention Group!

Monthly Food and Fun While Getting Things Done!

Monthly Transgender Support Group!

Also-Ro Po Poly Support Group!

FREE HIV/HEP-C Testing Available at OPA Events!


 OPEN HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4-7PM


OPA--Out. Proud. Aware. - MSM grant funded outreach initiative.

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    Rainbow Chat
    Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 06:00 PM

    The Roanoke Diversity Center invites anyone in the LGBTQ+ community to an evening of socializing and chatting. This is an informal, respectful, peer-led*, topic-by-consensus, open to all group. 

    Enjoy some free snacks while seeing old friends and making new ones. Note: This group usually meets the 1st & 3rd Wed of each month! 

    * Although peer-led, group topics/discussions must be approved by the RDC staff members present. This is not a forum for individual counseling, conflict mediation between individuals or groups, gossip, or harmful/incite-full dialogue. Thank you!

    Open Mic Night w/ Another Roadside Attraction
    Friday, May 06, 2016 at 07:30 PM
    Roanoke Diversity Center in Roanoke, VA

    Open Mic Night featuring Another Roadside Attraction! Join us & share your talent! Sing, play an instrument, read a poem, or simply hang out and enjoy the show with friends!  

    This Open Mic Night's featured band will be Another Roadside Attraction. From Roanoke, VA, this husband and wife duo perform mostly original songs on a myriad of eclectic instruments: from the Mexican guitarron, to a variety of ukuleles, to the haunting musical saw, and a homemade recycled percussion setup.

    Listen to Another Roadside Attraction on their website:

    Join us for a night of talent-sharing and friend-making! Play an instrument, sing a song, read a poem, or come watch and enjoy the show while hanging out with old and new friends! This event is FREE with snacks provided! Chances to win gift cards for performers! 

    We have a small PA system, two guitars, and a keyboard for everyone to use, feel free to bring your own instruments as well! Please do not bring drum sets (they take too much time to set-up and take-down for this event) but feel free to bring smaller percussion instruments!

    This event is part of the Out Proud Aware program, a collaboration with The Drop-In Center. Free condoms, free & confidential HIV-testing, & HIV-prevention resources are all available at this event. 

    For more information about O.P.A. please visit our website: http://www.roanokediversitycenter.com/out_proud_aware

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