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Pride of Rural Virginia Project to host healthcare conversations to better understand needs, experiences of LGBTQ+ community

Virtual Kickoff set for June 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA) will host a series of interactive community conversations to better understand the healthcare needs and experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in rural communities across Virginia. We cordially invite all members and allies of our lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities to participate in these virtual chats and share their thoughts and concerns regarding rural health.

A virtual event to invite community members and health providers from around the state to learn more about “The Pride of Rural Virginia” project and the opportunity to attend a virtual “Pride of Rural Virginia” community chat in your area!

Who Should Participate

  •  Folks who are excited to improve health access, quality of care, and resources for the LGBTQIA+ community, including:
    • Folks that identify as LGBTQIA+
    • Folks that are in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community or identify as an ally/advocate
    • Health providers that identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or want to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community

This project is funded through a federal grant and is being offered at no charge to participants.

The Virginia Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization working for the 2.5 million people who call rural Virginia their home. Our mission is to improve the health of rural Virginians through education, advocacy, and fostering cooperative partnerships.

Register online to paricipate. For more information, visit or email