Welcome to The Roanoke Diversity Center!

We Offer Educational And Social Activities For

Southwest Virginia's LGBTQ+ Community And Our Allies


(The RDC also provides a welcoming safe space and an inclusive home that celebrates, nurtures and

empowers our LGBTQ+ community, our friends and our neighbors.)

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

  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!

NEW! --->Monthly Gender Non-binary Group!

Also-Ro Po Poly Support Group!

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

(Check out our calendar, under the 'Events' tab, for exact days and times for these and other events!!!)

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

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

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    DIVERSITY CAMP 2016 will be held Wed August 3rd - Sun August 7th 2016



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  • Upcoming events

    Positive/Negative Relationships - Rainbow 101
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Roanoke Diversity Center in Roanoke, VA

    A presentation & discussion about positive sexuality & how sex between a person who has tested negative for STIs &/or HIV and a person who has tested positive for STIs &/or HIV can be both fun & safe. It will also highlight HIV/STD/Hepatitis treatment. 

    Bring your questions and stories! Find out what it takes to have safe, fun, & healthy sexual & emotional relationships. 

    This event is FREE with dinner provided! There will also be gift cards given to each person who attends! 

    This event is part of the Out Proud Aware program, a collaboration with The Drop-In Center . Free condoms, free & confidential HIV-testing, & safe-sex 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

    The RDC's Rainbow 101 is a series of informational & educational speeches & discussions to inform the Roanoke region about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary (LGBTQ+) groups, topics, & issues.

    Bi The Way
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Roanoke Diversity Center in Roanoke, VA

    Do you identify as Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Queer, Fluid (Middle Sexuality), or Questioning? The Roanoke Diversity Center has a group for you! This group meets the second Wednesday each month.

    Bring your questions or if there is something you wish to discuss with us, share the topic!

    This event is led by Suzanne Ashley. Come meet other people who identify as bi/pan/Queer/Asexual/Fluid/Questioning! Hang out, chat, munch on some snacks, share your thoughts and questions, make friends, bring friends, and have a good time!

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