Events for January 2016 & Beyond

Do you have an event you’d like to share? Let us know. Check our calendar, too.

Calls to Action

Make Your Voice Heard

We need your help in defeating the 9 anti-LGBT bills filed in the 2016 General Assembly session. It just takes a minute, and you can make a difference!

Message your senator and delegate now.

Serve on a Queer Families Panel

The UVA Queer Student Union needs families willing to serve on their annual queer family panel, Thursday, February 18 at 8:30 p.m.

If interested in participating, please email Conor Roessler.

Pride Events

January 29, 6 p.m. Pride Night at Firefly

We’ll order up some appetizers to share! Join us for food, drink, games, and conversation.

Community Events

Lesbian comedian duo Cameron Esposito

JANUARY 28 @ 6PM
The Southern, $15 in advance, $17 at door

VDay Dance WaynesboroValentine’s Dance, Waynesboro

FEBRUARY 12 @ 7PM
Our festival performer Lady Taij will be performing at this awesome, inclusive Valentine’s Dance in Waynesboro.

Wedding Showcase, Hampton Roads

JANUARY 30 @ 9AM
Plan a waterfront wedding – attend Coastal Virginia’s first same-sex wedding showcase coming up on January 30.
At Share the Love, enjoy cocktails and a live performance by local singer/songwriter Brady Earnhart.

At Share the Love, enjoy cocktails and a live performance by local singer/songwriter Brady Earnhart.

Share the Love

FEB 13 @ 6PM
Looking for an event for Valentine’s Day? Head on out to Share the Love! This great annual event is supporting ROSMY this year. Get your tickets now! Dinner, dancing, drinks! 

Rainbow Retreats

JAN 30 & FEB 27
All LGBTQ, and their family members, friends, and allies are welcome to come together for meditation to music, learning and practicing some tai chi, learning and practicing some insight meditation, learning and practicing some yoga, dialogue circles, more. See details for the Jan retreat.

From Our Sponsor, Blue Haven 151

Take advantage of our “Stay TWO nights and get the 2nd night 1/2 off” Winter Special. ) Ask us about our ski club, school group and friends/family group rates!

Coming Soon

Let us know if you want to volunteer or help organize!

February: Youth and family tubing

March: Big Read & Book Festival Programs

April: Dogwood Festival

May: Youth Alternative Prom

Save the Date

5th Annual Pride Festival: September 17, 2016

NEW COMMUNITY GROUPS

FOR SENIORS

Are you 55 or older and looking for community? A new LGBTQ Seniors group is forming – informal monthly lunch. Come chat, make friends, make connections. Email Deb Winslowto get on the email list or to receive phone calls with upcoming info.

ON OUR OWN: QUEER PEER SUPPORT

An LGBTQ support group meets at On Our Own, an organization helping people transition from homelessness, on Fridays 2:15-3:15 p.m. Our community facilitators, Elizabeth Knotts , and Lawrence Elliott, will lead us in discussion topics, brainstorms, and support discussions on queer topics and everyday living joys and challenges. This is a closed meeting, meaning that you must self- identify in order to attend (note: that does notmean that you must participate). Anyone is welcome although you must be 18 or older to come to OOO.

WEDNESDAY POTLUCKS AT TJMCC-UU

1st Wednesdays Gay Straight Alliance/GSA potlucks at 6 p.m., the directions are: TJMC-UU 717 Rugby Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 in Summit House Room 2 (building adjacent to the small parking lot at the corner of Rugby Rd. and Wayside Pl.). See more info.