In Memoriam: Richard Sifton

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Roanoke Diversity Center co-founder and vice chair, Richard P. Sifton. He passed on June 16th with his loving partner, Frank House, by this side. In lieu of flowers Richard has requested that those wishing to may donate to the Roanoke Diversity Center's Camp Scholarship Fund. On June 24, the late Richard and his partner, Frank House, received the Legacy Award for their work in founding the Roanoke Diversity Center.

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New Board Members!

As of June, four new members were elected to the Board of Trustees. In May, the RDC saw Georgia Gallagher and Jason Layman join the ranks. Jason will be the Volunteer Coordinator. In June, Shane Palmer and Nathaniel Brandetsas were elected. Nathaniel will be the Speakers' Bureau Coordinator.

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May 6, 2016 - Another Roadside Attraction plays at an O.P.A. Open Mic Night event.

We would like to thank Another Roadside Attraction for performing at our O.P.A. event, 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. The Open Mic Night is an O.P.A. event held monthly, Click here for more information about our O.P.A. events

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RDC Winter Fête was held on December 13th, 2015

December 2015:

The RDC Winter Fête was held on December 13th, at the Patrick Henry Ballroom. The event featured DJ Bobby Hash with dinner and the Grave Dancers Burlesque performing. There was a silent auction that was filled with a multitude of donations made by friends from all over the Roanoke Valley. We honored Frank House, Richard Sifton & Suzanne Asheley.Original plans were for around 70-75 attendees and that number turned into 125. Hope to see you for the 2016 Winter Fête.

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Meet Nick! Our New RDC Liaison

Hey folks! Meet Nick Dinkel, RDC Board member and recently appointed RDC Liaison.  You'll be seeing a lot of Nick at community events and meetings in coming months (be sure to say "hi!"). As Liaison, he's now the official point person between RDC and other LGBT and allied groups in the region. 

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RDC Announces Changes to Our Board

The Roanoke Diversity Center (RDC) is thrilled to announce the results of its recent Board of Directors election. Rodger Saunders has assumed the role of Board Chair; Bernard Alvarez has stepped up to serve as Vice Chairman; and Fe Nguyen has assumed the role of RDC Secretary. RDC also wishes to thank our beloved and hard-working exiting Board members: Frank House, former Chair; Richard Sifton, former Vice Chair; and Suzanne Ashley, former Volunteer Coordinator.

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Alan Turing. Codebreaker? Yeah, but....

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Cryptanalyst, Computer Scientist, Logician, Mathematician, Homosexual

Mention the name, Alan Turing, and people think, “Oh, he's the guy who broke the 'German Code'.
Well, that is, if they think of him at all. Most people have never heard the name, much less

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Larry Kramer

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This week's entry is a little late because, quite frankly, I had no idea what I was going to write about. That is, until a few hours ago. A few hours ago when I

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New RDC Film Group??

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YES!!

The RDC Film Group is now:

RDC's  Rainbow Cinema!!

Our premier is Sunday Nov. 8th. at 6:30!

Each month we'll have a different 'Theme".

November's theme is COMEDY!

Starting 'Comedy' month will be....

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Rodger's Netflix Roundup

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Informative Queue, Informative Q, I.Q. Magazine or simply just--I.Q.

Many different ways to refer to the same wonderful publication!

Premiering in June 2014, Informative Q Magazine, brings you stories about travel, food, spirituality, personal triumph, fashion, LGBTQ+ stories and more!

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