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Organizations

    Get Involved! Learn more about the organizations in your community. Many of these organizations have email distribution lists. Contact the Points of Contact (POC)s listed below to learn more about these organizations or to join the email lists.

Meeting Space

    Sojourners United Church of Christ - Sojourners UCC offers a variety of spaces ideal for meetings, catered events, performances, fundraisers, etc. Rooms available include: small and medium sized meeting spaces with living room style furniture; small and medium sized meeting rooms with upholstered chairs and easy to set-up large round tables; performance space (150 seat capacity on main level, 20 seats on stage area) featuring stackable, upholstered chairs and drop-down projection screen. A dozen lightweight tables stored convenient to performance space. Both floors are handicap accessible. Rental fees range: $15-30/hr. with two hour minimum. Located near downtown Charlottesville with ample onsite and adjacent street parking. Playground and picnic areas. Please call or email to learn more about rates and to schedule an appointment to see the spaces.
    Primary Contact Name: Millie Fife; Phone Number: 434-977-1481; Email Address: churchoffice@sojourners-ucc.org; Website: www.sojourners-ucc.org

Community

    Charlottesville Pride - Organizers of social and equality events in and around Charlottesville, including the fall Pride Festival, the Dogwood Parade float, and others
    POC: Amy Sarah Marshall - amymarshall@cvillepride.org

    Equality Virginia - A statewide, non-partisan lobbying, education and support network for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight allied communities in Virginia.
    POC: Andre Hakes - grinkitty71@gmail.com

    Cville GLBT Families - A social network connecting GLBT parents and their children - all ages welcome. Join us for playdates, outings, and community.
    POC: Amy Marshall - amymarshall@gmail.com

    PFLAG - Blue Ridge - Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Blue Ridge Chapter.
    POC: Lyndele von Schill - lyndele@gmail.com

    ROSMY Blue Ridge - Provides services for Central Virginia's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth.
    POC: Linda McNeil - rosmyblueridge@rosmy.org

    Thrive Healthcare - Charlottesville group for AIDS support and awareness.
    POC: Eric Mayes - eric.mayes@thriveva.org

    GayCville.org - Web portal for the charlottesville gay and lesbian community.
    POC: Kristi Lombard - kristi.lombard@gmail.com

    Human Rights Campaign - Provides a national voice on gay and lesbian issues. Works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights by lobbying the federal government, educating the public, participating in election campaigns, organizing volunteers, and providing training at the state and local levels.

     

University of Virginia

    UVA Pride: LGBT Faculty, Staff,and Graduate Student Association - Provides a coordinated network of University offices and organizations for communication, assistance, and support on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transexual concerns.
    POC: Ellen Bass - ejb4n@virginia.edu and Ed Strickler - els2e@virginia.edu

    UVA LGBT Resource Center - Supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
    POC: Ed Warwick - edwarwick@virginia.edu

    UVA Queer Student Union - UVA student organization. Provides a safe, welcoming, and confidential environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning individuals in the community.
    POC: Cindy Gray - cg4eq@virginia.edu and Katie Mayfield -kam7ac@virginia.edu

    Queer and Allied Activism - UVA student organization. Strives to Increase visibility, foster dialogue, and promote awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ community members and concerns through both political and non-partisan activities.
    POC: Seth Kaye kaye.seth@gmail.com

     

Religious

    SoulForce - National organization working to stop religion-based bigotry against GLBT people.
    POC: Ellen Osborne - ellen@soulforce.org

    Soka Gakkai International - Practitioners reflect a cross section of our diverse American society representing a broad range of ethnic and social backgrounds. The SGI has a same-sex marriage ceremony and has appointed national GLBT leaders.
    POC: Janet Mullaney - bellelet@aol.com

    Sojourners United Church of Christ - An "Open and Affirming Church" which in the United Church of Christ means that it is a congregation that has declared itself to be welcoming and affirming of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons in the full life and ministry of the church.
    POC: churchoffice@sojourners-ucc.org

    Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist - A church of the liberal tradition rooted in the heritage of Unitarian Universalism and dedicated to the belief that in every individual there are extraordinary possibilities.
    POC: office@uucharlottesville.org

    Westminster Presbyterian Church (USA)- Westminster affirms and accepts each person as created by God with unique qualities, talents, and diverse interests and abilities as well as cultural heritage, color, circumstances, and sexual orientation.
    POC: info@westminsterva.org

    Congregation Beth Israel

     

Services

    The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) - SARA recognizes that sexual violence occurs in the LGBTQ Community. SARA offers safety, support, and resources for survivors, their families, and friends.
    24-Hour Hotline: 434-977-7273

    Shelter for Help in Emergency - The Shelter offers a variety of services to empower victims of domestic violence and create a community of support.
    24-Hour Hotline: 434-293-8509

    Planned Parenthood Health Systems - GLBT-friendly health care and advocates for the right to make private, personal decisions about sexuality and health care. To make an appointment, call 296-1000.
    POC For volunteering and activism opportunities: Becky Reid - becky.reid@pphsinc.org or 296-1000 ext. 209

    The Women's Initiative - The mission of The Women's Initiative is to provide effective education, social support, and counseling services to empower women of all ages to transform challenging life situations into opportunities for personal growth and renewed well being.
    POC: Michelle Brown - mbrown@thewomensinitiative.org

    Virginia Anti-Violence Project - A statewide organization working to address all forms of violence impacting LGBTQ communities, including hate violence, domestic and sexual violence, racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism and all other forms of discrimination. Our work is done through promoting respectful and equitable relationships, community accountability, access to survivor support, and affirming collaborations.
    Richmond, Virginia - 804.925.8287

    The Transgender Health Alliance of Central Virginia - works to ensure affordable, respectful, comprehensive healthcare for every member of the transgender community through education, advocacy, and outreach. Research shows that many transgender individuals lack access to quality medical care, and the medical community is eager for information on how to best serve this population. The Transgender Health Alliance of Central Virginia, based in Charlottesville, offers collaboration and education for providers in the region who serve transgender patients, and maintains a practitioner directory to make it easier to find affirming care.
    Charlottesville, Virginia - info@thacva.org

     

Other

    Molly Michie Preschool - Located in the basement of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist. One of our goals is to promote diversity for our children. We encourage children of same-sex parents to attend the preschool.
    POC: Jennifer McCune - jennmccune@adelphia.net

     

Further Afield - Richmond, Roanoke and Northern Virginia

Others?