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 (Roanoke Polyamory) 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!


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



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  • Upcoming events

    FloydPRIDE 2016 - Dining Out for Equality
    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 06:00 PM
    Château Morrisette in Floyd, VA

    FloydPRIDE 2016 - Hosted by Floyd PFLAG - Dining Out for Equality - Friday, June 24th 2016 6-9PM
    at Château Morrisette (287 Winery Rd. SW, Floyd, VA 24091) Dinner & music w/ Luke Staengl (Celtic Recorder) 
    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Call 540-593-2865

    "Reel in the Closet" Special Film Event
    Friday, June 24, 2016 at 07:00 PM
    Roanoke Diversity Center

    Join us for one of two special film showings(Fri 6/24 @ 7pm, and Sun 6/26@2pm) here in Roanoke of "Reel in the Closet"..2015...70 mins. 


    Admission and snack items are free of charge. Please note this is an impromtu special film event and is not an OPA sponsored event. We thank the producer for his generosity in letting us screen this wonderful film. Thank you. 

    About the film from the producer Stu Maddux....
    "Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that lets us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.

    I was searching for a way to really understand the people who came before me, not just read about them. I discovered old queer home movies dating back to the 1930s in closets and attics around the world. There were also all these recorded news stories and community productions that they left behind.

    I spent three years making a documentary that I hope lets you feel what I felt the first time I saw one of these movies.

    But a big part of the story for me are not the few movies that have been saved but all the ones being thrown out- sometimes on purpose. In a decade, most will be destroyed or no longer playable.

    We will never get that feeling back."


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