LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED | Saturday, October 5th 2024

Equality Virginia will host our 21st annual Commonwealth Dinner in October 2024! This event is Virginia’s largest black tie event for LGBTQ+ Virginians and brings together over 800 community members, business leaders, elected officials, and allies. In 2024, we’re excited to host it on the eve of the 10 year anniversary of marriage equality in Virginia. The Commonwealth Dinner is a culmination of all of the hard work being done across Virginia to empower and uplift LGBTQ+ people in our state. Join us in celebrating our many victories, commiting to tackling the many challenges still ahead, and most importantly, learn about how you can support the fight for equality in Virginia.

6:00 pm 
VIP & Cocktail Reception
Silent Auction
7:00 pm
Seated Dinner & Program
Live Auction
9:00 pm


Equality Virginia has recognized OUTstanding Virginians at its Commonwealth Dinner since 2009. OUTstanding Virginians are LGBTQ and allied individuals and organizations taking the lead on moving equality forward in the Commonwealth. Nominate an OUTstanding Virginian today!


Serving as an event sponsor provides an excellent opportunity to publicly demonstrate your commitment to the LGBTQ+ community in Virginia while gaining increased visibility for your organization and brand. When you sponsor, you don’t just get your name in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. You also make every dollar from attendees count.


Your donation to our Silent or Live Auction for the Commonwealth Dinner helps us raise funds for our advocacy and public education work. Contributors will receive recognition of their generosity in a variety of ways, depending on the value of the donation.  Examples of recognition donors may receive are: company/business name mention or logo in the event program, Equality Virginia website, Facebook and Instagram, and emails promoting the event.