Equality Virginia Advocates (EVA) is the lobbying arm of the nonprofit organization, Equality Virginia, a left-of-center organization that promotes LGBT-interest policies and legislation.
EVA actively engages with legislators in the Virginia General Assembly in support of its agenda. EVA also encourages legislators to sign any number of its non-discrimination statements, one of which designates signers as “Local Leaders for Fairness.” 
EVA circulates a questionnaire to Virginia candidates in order to gauge each one’s support of LGBT issues, and uses the results to determine its endorsements. 
EVA advances the interests of LGBT people in Virginia by engaging with legislators in the Virginia State Assembly, in support of LGBT-interest legislation like same-sex marriage and various “non-discrimination” policies, and in opposition to bills it claims moves its agenda “backwards.” 
EVA has authored multiple non-discrimination statements that it asks Assembly members to sign, with a list of signers prominently displayed on its website. One statement is a single sentence, affirming that the signing legislator will not discriminate against an employee in their office based on gender or sexual preference.  Another statement calls its signers “Local Leaders for Fairness” and asks for a promise to support legislation that supports EVA’s LGBT interests, calling it a “basic human right.” 
EVA chooses its political endorsements by circulating a questionnaire to candidates, asking how they will support EVA’s LGBT related issues. 
Contributions to Other Organizations
In 2005, the Equality Virginia Political Action Committee (EVPAC) was established.