Built on a model of community collaboration, the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center has centered the voices of LGBTQ people in the valley since its inception. From the initial community listening conversations in 2018 came a wide variety of support services, including peer support groups, affirming healthcare referral, a queer resource library, and many more.

For this Hear Together profile, we spoke with executive director AnhThu Nguyen, who is committed to expanding the center’s support network throughout the Shenandoah Valley, to address the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ people across the communities of the commonwealth. You can listen at the audio link below, and learn more about the Shenandoah LGBTQ Center at their website.