Roanoke Diversity Center celebrates one year at downtown Roanoke location

Updated: Jun. 13, 2021 at 7:07 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke Diversity Center celebrated the one-year anniversary Sunday of moving to downtown Roanoke at 425 Campbell Avenue Southwest. The nonprofit is an LGBTQ community center that provides a safe space and programming for young people and adults.

The center was previously located in a church in Southeast Roanoke before moving to its new space last year. On its anniversary, it held an open house, celebrated Pride month, and invited local artist Toobz Muir to paint a new mural.

“Growing up in Roanoke, the LGBT community was always here, but it was hard to find them, so we’re really excited to have this space to invite people in and show them that there is an amazing LGBT community here in Roanoke,” Peter Volosin, President of the Roanoke Diversity Center Board, said.

He said the board is excited to host more in-person programming this year, now that people are vaccinated.

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