Every year, Equality Virginia is contacted by people from across the state who report incidences of discrimination, hate and violence. The stories of these individuals are important for a number of reasons. The courage of those that are willing to share with us their stories, help us educate everyday Virginians and public officials about the obstacles faced by our community. They prove that there is a reason for organizations like Equality Virginia to exist. They help guide us in our efforts and service to the community, and they let us know that there is still much work to be done. If you have been the victim of, or witness to, discrimination, hate or violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity, please take a few moments to visit our website and tell us your story.