As the Gay Community Center of Richmond enters its tenth year of operations, our staff and Board of Directors have undertaken a thorough review of our operations, our achievements and our place as a leader in Central Virginia’s sexual and gender minority community. Our goal has not changed since our founding: We want to make Central Virginia a better place to live for the members of our community, our friends and our neighbors.
Our VISION of our work has evolved as GCCR has grown. Today, our Board, staff and volunteers share the vision that:
“We are the physical and virtual center for the enrichment of the lives of sexual and gender minority people in Central Virginia through individual and organizational achievement and growth.”
Our MISSION is focused clearly on our vision.
“We develop and help sustain organizations, programs and services that contribute to a vibrant Central Virginia community that shares our values of diversity, inclusion, individual dignity, equality and civic engagement.”
In ten years we’ve grown, and our community has as well. Still, we have much work to do to create a safe and welcoming environment where all residents of Central Virginia can live and work free from discrimination. We all have accomplished much. Working together we’ll do so much more.