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Shenandoah LGBTQ Center listening session draws more than 50 attendees
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, more than 50 people came to Shenandoah LGBTQ Center's first listening session hosted by LGBT Tech on Aug. 4.  Now in the organizational planning stages, learning from the community what resources they need is essential to organizers in their efforts moving forward.
August 08, 2018
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   #GayLocalNews
Virginia Beach advocates announce new LGBT equality coalition
Virginia Beach residents gathered today at Neptune Park to announce a new coalition effort, Virginia Beach for Fairness, to support LGBT equality through laws in Virginia.
July 19, 2018
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   #GayLocalNews
Longtime Norfolk LGBT Hershee Bar’s future in jeopardy
Walking through the doors of Hershee Bar is like entering a relic from a tougher time.
June 27, 2018
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For transgender groups, four words mean a lot
Kayden Ortiz dwelled on the word. It appeared in a text message from a friend trying to comfort Ortiz, then a seventh-graderat Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County. Until then, he'd struggled to find a precise word, the language, that captured why he felt he didn't belong. Transgender.
June 24, 2018
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   #GayLocalNews
   #Transgender
Bridging the Gap: Liaison Officers Connect Police, LGBT Community in Hampton Roads
LGBT liaison officers are working to build bridges across the seven cities.
June 23, 2018
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   #GayPride
   #GayEvents
Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling
Gavin Grimm was barred from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school. He sued in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
May 25, 2018
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UVA Hosts Conference for Healthcare Professionals on Caring for LGBT Patients
There are an estimated 700,000 people in this country who consider themselves transgender. Add in those who are openly gay, lesbian or bisexual and the
April 26, 2018
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Corpus Christi 'In a world filled with so much trouble and hate, should we not welcome love wherever we might find it?'
It’s not so often that complex and pointed stage drama requires you to suspend your belief rather than your disbelief.
February 06, 2018
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   #GayTheatre
Landmark legislation protecting LGBT Virginians in public employment and housing passes Senate
Today the Virginia Senate approved SB 423 and SB 202, landmark legislation protecting LGBT Virginians in public employment and housing.
January 27, 2018
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   #LGBTPolitics
WillowTree, Inc. Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE
Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored WillowTree, Inc.® as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Technology. WillowTree was selected according to criteria including including communication, professional development, diversity and inclusion, and recognition related to innovation.
January 18, 2018
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Roanoke LGBT Library finds home as research collection in Roanoke Diversity Center
For nearly two decades, Roanoke’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Memorial Library has been shuffled from location to location, settling for a few years in a business or storefront only
January 12, 2018
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Muted response to first openly gay woman in Va. legislature shows social shift
Dawn Adams defeated a Republican incumbent in a red-leaning district.
December 26, 2017
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48 (Gay-ish) Hours in Richmond
Richmond is welcoming, quirky, extraordinarily creative and diverse. Here's how writer April Stamm spent 48 hours.
December 08, 2017
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Gay New Age Musician Dan Chadburn Releases Held In the Light
A native of Oregon, New Age artist Dan Chadburn began studying classical piano at the age of nine, eventually earning a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance at Pacific Lutheran University. Follow…
December 05, 2017
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   #GayMusic
   #GayMovies
Growing Up Black And Gay In The South
I thought there was literally a demon or evil spirit causing me to be gay and I wanted to do everything I could to get rid of it.
December 05, 2017
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Virginia Competes announces addition of Dominion Energy, its 11th participating company
Equality Virginia hosted its second annual Virginia Competes Luncheon, celebrating Virginia businesses creating inclusive environments.
December 03, 2017
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Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Transition Committee
Today, Governor-elect Ralph Northam announced his bipartisan Transition Committee, consisting of Virginians from across the Commonwealth who will join him over the course of the next two months to lay the groundwork for a successful administration.
November 18, 2017
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Ty and John-David Hit Richmond’s Fire, Flour & Fork
We had the unique pleasure of having two of our LGBT influencers, Ty Autry and John-David Brown, attend this year’s Fire, Flour & Fork culinary event in Richmond, Virginia earlier this mo…
November 14, 2017
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Is Virginia Now a Blue State?
Nine years ago this month, Democrat Tim Kaine stood in front of the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial at the state capitol in Richmond and declared:
November 09, 2017
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   #LGBTPolitics
Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates
In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that in many ways echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.
November 08, 2017
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One of the most anti-LGBT lawmakers in the country might lose his seat to a transgender journalist
Danica Roem's bid for the Virginia House of Delegates could make history.
November 07, 2017
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W&M project helping to unearth queer history in Virginia
Community Studies Professor of History and director of American Studies Leisa Meyer is guiding undergraduate students in their work using archives and oral histories to build a digital record of the queer experience in the Commonwealth.
November 03, 2017
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I Grew Up Gay And Undocumented. I’m Done Hiding In Closets And Shadows.
Living in Virginia is a constant reminder that my identities are regularly demonized.
October 30, 2017
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Virginia AG stands behind his gay marriage decision
Mark Herring was fresh from his inauguration as Virginia’s new attorney general in 2014 when he announced that he would not defend the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
October 26, 2017
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