Who We Are

POFEV_logo_for_web.jpgPOFEV (People of Faith for Equality in Virginia) is an interfaith network of clergy and lay people who have been working together since 2006 for equality for LGBT Virginians. 

POFEV (People of Faith for Equality in Virginia) has a vision of a transformed Virginia: no longer a state living in fear and negativity but a Commonwealth that celebrates and shares our abundance and diversity.

In response to that vision, the POFEV mission is to build a united movement, grounded in many faiths, to:

  • Achieve equality for all Virginians regardless of sexuality, gender, and gender identity and expression
  • Insure all individuals and families are honored, and
  • Work together to create and sustain open and welcoming communities of faith

To fulfill our mission, we

  • Build and maintain an interfaith network of laypersons and clergy working for equality and inclusion of all LGBT Virginians in our social, political and religious life;
  • Challenge religiously-based intolerance by offering an alternative vision of what Virginia can be - “the beloved community” that includes and celebrates all and heals injuries based on sexuality, gender, gender identity and expression, and related forms of oppression;
  • Organize congregations, advocate for change, offer educational and devotional resources, sponsor workshops and forums, host interfaith worship services and other events, and maintain an active online presence to provide regular faith-based messaging for equality and justice.


POFEV (People of Faith for Equality in Virginia), P.O. Box 4919, Richmond, VA 23220 • 804-519-3196www.facebook.com/pofev