Welcome to The Roanoke Diversity Center!

The Roanoke Diversity Center is YOUR LGBTQ+ Community Center

Contact us! Phone: 540-491-4165 Email: Admin@RoanokeDiversityCenter.com

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

Our FREE Out. Proud. Aware. program offers:

FREE Open Mic Night - 1st Friday each month 7:30-10PM

FREE Drag Bingo - 2nd Friday each month 7-9PM

FREE Presentations/Discussions about Safe-Sex - 4th Wednesday each month 7-9PM

Click HERE for more info on Out. Proud. Aware.

 Join us as we Honor and pay respects to those we lost in our community and celebrate the friends and family we have around us supporting our Journey!! We will start with a Panel discussion on "Where we have been... and Where we are going", encouraging all to participate in the discussion. Meet our community, make friends and learn about upcoming events. The Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge are preparing a Thanksgiving style Turkey and Ham Dinner for the transgender community (sides or desserts are welcomed).



LGBT Alcoholics Anonymous - Every Sunday 5-6:30PM

 Rainbow Chat (open topic, informal) - 1st Wednesday each month 7-8:30PM

Bi-Monthly Youth S.A.G.A. Of Roanoke (12 - 18 Yrs.) - Dates & times vary

                                           (Click HERE for their facebook page)

Roanoke Rainbow Families & Friends Support Group - 3rd Thursday each month 7-8:30PM

at Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke 2015 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

"Bi The Way" Bisexual/Pansexual/Asexual/Middle-sexual group - 2nd Wed each month 7-8:30PM

Ladies and Gents of the Blue Ridge Transgender Support Group - 3rd Friday each month 7-9PM

(Click HERE for their facebook page)

Nonbinary Alliance of the Blue Ridge Support Group - 3rd Saturday each month 7-9PM

(Click HERE for their facebook page)

Star City Transgender Alliance Support Group (Ages 18+ Only) - 4th Saturday each month 4-6PM

(Click HERE for their facebook page)

Ro Po (Roanoke Polyamory) Support Group! - Meeting dates & times vary

(Click HERE for their upcoming facebook event page)

A large DVD collection available for FREE rentals!

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

  • Upcoming events

    Winter Fête Carnival
    Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 06:00 PM · $40.00 USD · 16 rsvps
    Patrick Henry Ballroom in Roanoke, VA


    The Roanoke Diversity Center invites you to the Winter Fête Carvinal! Join us again at the beautiful Patrick Henry Ballroom for an unforgettable night. This year's theme is "Carnival"! Rio meets Mardis Gras in Roanoke! 

    Featuring dinner, dancing, a stunning silent auction, and live performances, come PARTY with us while celebrating love, diversity, inclusion, and everything that makes our community great. 


    Enjoy a mouthwatering meal courtesy of Bella Events Catering (vegetarian, vegan, and meat options available).

    Check out the pictures from Winter Fete "Fire and Ice" last year! 

    Entertainment provided by:

    Emcee Michael Lee Smithmicheallee.jpg

      “Mr. Microphone” himself is BACK and ready to lead winter’s biggest ball!

    Michael Lee Smith is an entertainer, activist, community leader, and Emcee extraordinaire. Michael has headed up Roanoke’s Pride Festival as Festival Director and over the years, has directed, produced, and emceed more shows than we can count at the beloved Park nightclub. 

    DJ Bobby Hash

    With his energetic mixing style and broad knowledge of music, he has established a brand that sees him working well over 150 gigs a year.  Bobby consistently fills dance floors all over the state including Blacksburg, Arlington, and Roanoke!


    Grave Dancers Burlesque 

    These tattooed and pierced ladies all have a flair for the darker things in life. Whether performing neoburlesque with a horror twist or traditional burlesque, these body positive girls can do it all!



    Capoeira performances!

    Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, dance, and rituals in a very elegant and magnetic way. 



    Your official Fete greeters, Miss Kitty's Society for Wayward Cosmonauts are a dynamic brigade of seasoned stilt walkers who’s awe-inspiring antics bring the disco to any party.



    Cash Bar 

    Dress: Rio Carnival/Mardis Gras attire!

    Without our sponsors and generous donors, an event of this caliber simply would not be possible.


    Our sincere thanks go to: 

    The Patrick Henry Ballroom
    Curry Copy
    DJ Bobby Hash
    Grave Dancers
    Wild Card Graphics

    Law firm of Gilbert Bird Sharpes & Robinson

     Exciting news! We're partnering with Big Lick Boomerang for the big night--**$5 off your ride home, in the comfort of your own car** for all you fabulous Feters!

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