Crowd the Capitol

We're setting our sights on winning LGBT nondiscrimination protections in 2020, to ensure that LGBT Virginians can live their lives free from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces.

With your help, we can get this done.

It's important for our legislators to see that support for LGBT freedom comes from people from all walks of life and from all corners of this state, and that the LGBT community is as broad and diverse as any other community. For that reason, each of the Crowd the Capitol days will have a different theme:

January 14 :Trans community members
January 21 :People of faith
February 4 :Equality Virginia's Day of Action
February 11 :Business leaders & owners
February 18 :Families & LGBT youth
February 25 :Public safety & anti-violence advocates

Sign up for a Crowd the Capitol event here!

It's time for our legislators to pass statewide legislation that protects LGBT Virginians from discrimination in our daily lives.

8:30 – Registration, Coffee, & Networking
8:45 – Participants group together by legislator for introductions
8:50 – Advocacy training + Q&A
9:15 – Leave for General Assembly Building
9:30 – 10:30 – Meet with legislators

This event will start off at a hotel - The Commonwealth - just steps away from the General Assembly building!  The address for The Commonwealth is 901 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219.

On-street parking is available near The Commonwealth, but is limited. Click here for a list of parking deck locations in Downtown Richmond

To enter The Commonwealth, head to the Bank Street entrance and someone will be stationed just inside with an Equality Virginia sticker to direct you down the stairs to the lower lobby where the registration table will be set up. Elevators to the lower floor are available via this entrance. 

Check out our Facebook event page to connect with other people coming from your area or around the state. This is a unique opportunity to connect with not just your legislators, but also fellow community members who care about LGBT equality

Check out some advocacy highlights from previous years:


Let's make 2020 our year!

Please note that photography may be taken at these events and used on Equality Virginia’s social media. Members of the press may also be in attendance.