Richmond History Makers: Diversity Richmond

The Valentine’s Richmond History Makers award ceremony, hosted on March 13th at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center, will recognize the region-wide impact of an impressive collection of hometown visionaries. In lead up to the celebration, Richmond Grid is featuring each of this year’s honorees.

Today we spotlight Diversity Richmond for championing social justice throughout the region. Since its inception, Diversity Richmond has distributed more than $850,000 to area non-profit organizations that use these funds to strengthen the LGBTQ+ community. In addition to supporting our community financially, Diversity Richmond is a collaborator, convening groups with similar aspirations to effect social change and encourage acceptance. The non-profit has evolved into a multi-faceted organization while remaining a respected voice for the acceptance of sexual and gender minorities. Diversity Richmond envisions a community where LGBTQ+ citizens are treated with respect and dignity, and their unique gifts are championed and celebrated. Last year, Diversity Richmond partnered with the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia to recognize and celebrate the lives of Richmond’s Black LGBTQ community. Rodney Lofton, Diversity Richmond Deputy Director, will accept the award.

The award ceremony recognizing Diversity Richmond, and the other honorees, will take place Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM, at 1813-1899 Bath Street. Stay tuned for more features on this year’s honorees. Purchase your ticket to join the celebration and get to know the faces behind the awards by visiting

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