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.