Joshua Olinger is the Human Services and Diversity Camp Director at the Roanoke Diversity Center, a Project Specialist at The Drop-In Center through the Council of Community Services, and accomplished singer/songwriter, performing acoustic and alternative pop/rock original and cover songs.
Among the many programs sponsored by the Roanoke Diversity Center, Josh founded the Diversity Summer Camp to offer educational, health related and recreational experiences for LGBT youth throughout southwest Virginia. This year’s camp begins June 13 and continues through the 18th with all the activities of a traditional summer camp but with a focus on honesty, safety, celebration and welcoming of the individual differences for gender nonconforming youth, families and allies. Craig Springs was founded in 1888 by the Disciples of Christ near Newcastle, Virginia, where up-to-date dining, rooming and recreational facilities are now provided by professional staff. A short video of last year’s camp is available at Roanokediversitycenter.com.
In the same spirit of celebration, Floyd PFLAG welcomes Josh to share his message of wholeness, healing, gratitude for life and hope for expanding LGBT inclusion for our local LGBT youth.