Star City VA Pride aspires to expand opportunities for the community, with an emphasis on advancing full equality for LGBTQ+ people across Southwest Virginia.
To create awareness and further inclusion in the community with the hope to advance a worldwide culture in which all LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and families enjoy the freedom to live safely, openly, and genuinely.
Star City VA Pride exists to unite and serve its members and the LGBTQ+ community of Southwest Virginia through leadership development, educational, support programs, and community events that achieve inclusivity, equality, strong community connections, and awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.
We are guided by these values:
- Courage – We understand that social change requires us stand up for our beliefs, even in the face of adversity.
- Hope – We believe that transformation is always possible given the right mix of resources, trust, good strategy, and community organizing.
- Perseverance – We understand that advancing equality is complex, time-consuming, and not always linear.
- Innovation – We believe that new ideas, space for creativity and risk-taking can lead to positive change.
- Collaboration – We believe that meaningful partnerships are essential to creating a world where we can all live to our fullest potential.
- Inclusivity – We strive for participation at all levels, embrace our differences, and challenge ourselves to end prejudice and oppression.
- Transparency – We are committed to being open, accurate, and timely with our financial reports and responses to requests for information.