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, trivia, and more!

Our FREE Out. Proud. Aware. program offers:

FREE Drag Trivia Night - 3rd Wednesday each month 7:30-9PM

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

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Guerrilla Gay Bar Roanoke - 2nd Wednesday of the month

(Click HERE to join our FB Group for location reveals the day before)

Roanoke LGBT Generations - Meeting dates & times vary

(Click HERE for their facebook page)

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

(Click HERE for their facebook page)

"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)

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

(Click HERE for their facebook page)

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

(Click HERE for their upcoming Facebook event page)

Transcending Men Support/Resource group - Meeting dates & times vary 

(Click HERE for their Facebook page)

Check out our Facebook Page for more info, for these and other events! 

  • Upcoming events

    Winter Fete Star City Vice Ball
    Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $50.00 USD · 65 rsvps
    Patrick Henry Ballroom

    The Winter Fête: STAR CITY VICE BALL

    A fundraiser for the Roanoke Diversity Center, Southwest Virginia’s ONLY LGBTQ+ community center, and a 501(c)3 non-profit

    Ticket prices: $50 single ticket and $400 table of 10.

    PROGRAM:

    • Delicious “club-inspired” dinner (buffet style) from Bella Events Catering, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options a’plenty!
    • A short presentation on the Roanoke Diversity Center.
    • Lots of fun and laughs with your MC.
    • Cash bar with amazing signature cocktails, beer, wine and more!
    • Dancing into the night with our DJ.
    • Incredible SILENT AUCTION for unique holiday gifts--100% of proceeds benefit the RDC and its programs, so SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP!

    Remember, bring CASH to cut down on your wait time at the bars and Silent Auction check-out!

    THANK YOU for your support of the Roanoke Diversity Center, the Winter Fête, and the LGBTQ+ community we serve! Your support makes our work possible!

    WHAT TO EXPECT:

    NEW THIS YEAR!

    • Dancing hours have been EXTENDED! Woohooooo! This year is all about celebrating YOU, our community, fans and friends!
    • There will be more time than ever before to mingle, chat, shop, and DANCE!
    • We will have Express Cash Lanes for the Bar AND Silent Auction check-out. Be sure to bring plenty of cash to cut down on wait time!
    • DRESS CODE: This is a semi-formal event, so we recommend that you dress to the 9’s (or 80's)… Beyond that, anything goes! Costumes are not required, but we certainly don’t mind if you want to go a little crazy, either—just wear whatever makes you feel 80's fabulous and VICE groovy!

    Wear shoes you can dance in!

    Thanks to our Silver Sponsors for the fourth year running, the law firm of Gilbert Bird Sharpes and Robinson!

    RSVP
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