Our Story


In May of this year, Linda Webb and Reverend Joe Cobb sat down to explore the possibility of bringing internationally-known speaker and author, Susan Cottrell, to the Roanoke Valley for a conference on loving our LGBTQ neighbors and strengthening our faith.  The one-day conference, set for Saturday, November 11, has since expanded into a week-long series of conversations in a variety of venues to provide safe space for LGBTQ children, parents, families, allies and anyone seeking a deeper understanding to meet together, learn together and grow together in our love for one another, while strengthening our faith.  

We are grateful to the Roanoke Diversity Center for serving as the sponsoring 501(c)3 non-profit organization for Heart to Heart.  A portion of all donations made toward support of Heart to Heart will benefit the work of the Roanoke Diversity Center, who advocates across Southwest Virginia for the LGBTQI community.  Through education, equality and supportive networks, the RDC betters the lives of LGBTQI people, their families, and communities.