SVE – Shenandoah Valley Equality

Mission Statement

The mission of Shenandoah Valley Equality is to build inclusive community for LGBTQ people in the Shenandoah Valley.

SVGLA’s Goals

  • to gather and communicate important community information;
  • to collaborate with allies and LGBTQ-friendly organizations;
  • to organize events within the greater Valley area for social and educational networking with LGBTQ people;
  • and to advocate for full LGBTQ equality, dignity, and inclusion in the Valley, state, and national communities.


SVE was founded as the Shenandoah Valley Gay and Lesbian Association in 1995.  We are a private, non-profit membership organization.