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Meet Charley



Charley Burton is a native of Charlotteville VA.

He is an activist, with over 10 years experience representing and advocating for the Trans Community.

Charley's work is focused on the mental, spiritual and emotional health of Black Transmen.

His work also includes empowering and activating Allies in support of the Trans community. 

Charley has received certification as a trainer from the Transgender Training Institute.


Board Emeritus, PFLAG Greater Charlottesville

Board Member, Equality Virginia


Appointed by Governor Northam to the Commonwealth of Virginia's LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee.

Founder, Diversity in Recovery, a 12-step recovery space for people in the LGBTQ/BIPOC communities and their allies.

Founder, Black Transmen Can Cook



2021 Outstanding Virginian by Equality VA


The Community Root award by Black Pride RVA.


Caring for the Community for Above and Beyond Voice for Equity, United Way of Greater Charlottesville 

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