6th Annual Pride Festival: September 16, 2016

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Pride Events This Month

Queer Student Union at UVA: Queer Families Panel

Members of Cville Pride board and others will discuss experiences of living in a queer family.

Thursday, February 2, 8:30 p.m.

Wesley Foundation


Ice Skating Youth Party

All LGBTQ youth & their friends invited to join us for an open skate and treats.

Friday, February 10, 6-8pm

Mainstreet Arena

Questions? Email Matthew Brown.


Poetry & Prose Celebration

Hosted/judged in part by Cville Pride

Students from the City of Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson counties in grades 5-8 and 9-12 are invited to submit their poetry and prose on any topic.

Deadline: February 15, 2017.

Plus, the inaugural Cville Pride Award in the Poetry & Prose Contest will recognize student writers who embrace topics and/or perspectives that are relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. These may range from discussions of identity and selfhood, to explorations of sexuality, gender, and/or the process of coming out.

Learn more about the competition and award ceremony.

Intersectionality Forum

This first forum event in March will gather together local organizations working in and with marginalized communities. If you belong to an organization and would like to get involved, or if you are interested in events on this topic going forward, email Siri Russell.


LGBTQ Events at the Virginia Festival of the Book

Once again, Cville Pride is sponsoring a series of book events highlighting the LGBTQ experience. Don’t miss a commemoration of local transgender artist Carmelita’s book of drawings; also, Jim Obergeffell will be here talking about his new book about the battle for marriage equality (and maybe a gathering after?! Stay tuned!)

March 22-25 – See specific dates and times for all the LGBTQ programs

Equality Virginia Commonwealth Dinner

This annual gala brings together activists and allies from around the Commonwealth for an evening of speakers, food, dancing.

Saturday, April 1

We’ll be there – join us?


Share the Love: Annual LGBTQ & Allies V-Day Event

February 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Kitchen Catering


Victory Hall Opera Audition and Show

This cutting edge company asked us to let you all know that they are hoping to find 2 young males for their next production that is hoping to shed light on some untold gay and lesbian artist stories. All non-singing roles – no musical background required!

  • Auditions: Feb 5th
  • Show: Sunday, March 19th from 4-6pm
  • Members of Cville Pride a 20% Discount on tickets to the show, using the password VHOLIFE
  • More info: Email Miriam


Equity and Progress in Charlottesville (EPIC) Organizing Meeting

A progressive group that wants to include LGBTQ rights and perspectives.

Tuesday, January 31, 6:30pm

JMRL Central Library


One Billion Rising Celebration

Empowering event with music and dance and art and poetry, includes LGBTQ rights.

February 14, 6-9pm

IX Art Park


Indivisible Charlottesville Launch Meeting

A national movement with a new local chapter. Includes LGBTQ rights.

Jan 28, 3 – 4:30 PM

JMRL Central Library

Pussy Grabs Back: Art Fundraiser

Nasty Women for Planned Parenthood

Art submissions due by Feb 17

Exhibit opening party, Feb 25, 7-10pm

IX Art Park


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.


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.
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