Bary Hausrath is a founding member of the Virginia Equality Bar Association. VEBA is an association of legal professionals affiliated with the National LGBT Bar committed to equality for LGBT Virginians, of which Bary is also a member. He is VEBA's secretary and treasurer and sits on the board of directors.
Bary also coordinates VEBA's clinical programs, including its traveling Name and Gender Marker Change Clinics. At the Clinics, volunteer attorneys receive training and then help trans and gender nonconforming individuals correct their name and gender marker on identification documents. Bary also operates a pro bono referral program on behalf of the Virginia Equality Bar Association in conjunction with Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic). His work with the clinics was recognized in Spring 2018 with the VEBA's first annual Advocate of the Year award.
Bary is committed to improving legal education and resources available to the public and legal community. In addition to training dozens of lawyers through continuing legal education programs, he has been a guest lecturer at both William and Mary Law School and University of Richmond School of Law.
His four-plus year tenure with the Richmond Business Alliance, Richmond's local affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce was characterized by a reputation for integrity and a commitment to expanding economic opportunity for the LGBT community. He served for three and a half years in the roles of president and board chair. In 2015 and 2016, the RBA under Bary's leadership was recognized by Diversity Richmond for its outstanding service to the LGBTQ community. In December 2016, Bary's work to better the community was recognized when he was featured as a "Community Champion" by Diversity Richmond. In March of 2017, the RBA and other community organizations hosted the RBA Job Fair for LGBTQ-affirming employers, a first of its kind for the Richmond and Central Virginia markets.