Who We Are

About Us

EV Advocates (EVA) is a 501(c)(4) organization that works with Equality Virginia (EV) to advance equal rights for LGBTQ Virginians through public policy and advocacy.

A gift to EVA funds direct lobbying and legislative efforts in the General Assembly and is not a tax deductible gift.

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Our Mission

Founded in 1989 as Virginians for Justice, Equality Virginia (EV) is the leading advocacy organization in Virginia seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

EVA is building a fully inclusive Commonwealth by educating, empowering, and mobilizing Virginians to ensure all LGBTQ people are free to live, love, learn, and work.

Our Commitment to Racial Justice

The uprisings in defense of Black lives during the summer of 2020, spurred our staff and board to reflect upon our mission and work, and how we as an LGBTQ advocacy organization must be committed to anti-racism. Over the past few months, we have been challenged to confront our organizational privilege and address the ways we have been complicit in upholding white supremacy. Through intentional conversations that have demanded our growth, we have begun to identify how our organization needs to change in order to build anti-racism into the foundation of what we do and how we work together, starting with our statement on racial justice.

Read Our Commitment to Racial Justice

Contact Details

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 17860
Richmond, VA 23226

Physical Address

530 E. Main St., Suite 600
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone & Email

tel: 804.643.4816
fax: 804.643.1554
[email protected]

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