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

    Diversity Camp Reunion 2016
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM
    Roanoke Diversity Center in Roanoke, VA

    All Diversity Camp campers & volunteers, & friends are welcome to this day-long event! We will have food, crafts, music, games, and lost of time to hang out with camp friends! Parents/Legal Guardians must be available to bring their kids/campers (ages 17 & under) to and from this event. 

    10:00AM – Volunteer Arrival 11:00AM – Camper Arrival

    11:30AM – RDC Rules Review, Camp Songs, Name Tags

    12:00PM – Lunch (Sandwiches & chips)

    1:00PM – Camp Games

    3:00PM – Create Diversity Camp Promotional Video

    5:00PM – Crafts (Camp Holiday Ornaments)

    6:30PM – Dinner (Pizza or Spaghetti & Salad)

    7:00PM – Leave RDC, go to Gay Roller-skating at The Skate Center of the Roanoke Valley
    (Parents/Legal Guardians must pick up their campers)

    7:30PM – Arrive at Gay Roller-skating at The Skate Center of the Roanoke Valley

    10:00PM – End of Event

    Winter Fête!
    Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 06:00 PM · $40.00 USD · 16 rsvps
    Patrick Henry Ballroom in Roanoke, VA


    The Roanoke Diversity Center invites you to the FIRE AND ICE Winter Fête! This is a dinner event with a catered meal (vegetarian and meat options), unique entertainment, and dancing after! Join us at the beautiful Patrick Henry Ballroom for an unforgettable night. 


    Entertainment provided by:

    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 consistantly 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 girls can do it all!


    Charming Underclothes Rocky Horror Shadowcast
    The cast of Charming Underclothes brings the Rocky Horror experience to Roanoke. Their shows will thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you!

    Dress: Red, White and/or Black (FIRE AND ICE) Cocktail attire!

    Cash Bar 

    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
    Charming Underclothes Rocky Horror Shadowcast
    DJ Bobby Hash
    Grave Dancers
    Wild Card Graphics

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