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Governor Northam Announces Community Forums to Inform Statewide Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that his administration will host five community forums in March where Virginians can provide input on Virginia’s...

General Assembly Advances Attorney General Herring’s Hate Crime Legislation

The House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia have each passed Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s package of legislation to address the...

Virginia Values Act Clears House and Senate with Bipartisan Support

The Virginia Values Act passed Thursday in both the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support, a historic moment after a years-long...

CITY NEWS

Two Pro-LGBTQ Bills Pass General Assembly Today

The day after hundreds lobbied lawmakers on behalf of LGBTQ rights during Equality...

Second Annual OutWork757 Career Expo Set for March 21

On March 21, prospective LGBTQ job seekers, interns, and...

Transgender Virginians Head to State Capitol to Advocate for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Bill

Equality Virginia and the Virginia Values Coalition will join transgender Virginians as they...

Incoming House Speaker to Attend Virginia Values Coalition Campaign Kickoff Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon in Richmond, incoming House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn will join Virginia Values...

Richmond Earns the Highest Municipal Equality Index Score in Virginia

In a press release yesterday, Richmond Mayor Stoney announced that the City of...

NATIONAL NEWS

Attorney General Herring Sues to Recognize Equal Rights Amendment in Constitution

Following Virginia’s historic vote to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, Attorney General Mark...

HRC President Alphonso David Releases Corporate Equality Index at World Economic Forum in Davos

At an event hosted by the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality during the annual meeting of the...

Equal Rights Amendment Ratified by Virginia House of Delegates

Earlier today, the Virginia General Assembly voted to pass the Equal Rights Amendment...

Federal Court Upholds Injunction Preventing Discharge of HIV-Positive Airmen by Trump Administration

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower...

Facebook Removes Select Ads Promoting Dangerous Misinformation on HIV Prevention after Over 65 LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS and Public Health Organizations Call for Action

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy...

ARTS

Viva RVA! Hispanic Music Festival Honors Virginia’s LGBTQ Latinx Community

Over the years, Diversity Richmond has evolved into a multi-faceted organization which has distributed more than $850,000 to area non-profits organizations. The...
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Sasha Velour’s “Smoke And Mirrors” Tour Comes To Norfolk

Sasha Velour's first one-queen show, Smoke & Mirrors, comes to Norfolk's Harrison Opera House on November 14....

EVENTS

Equality Virginia Plans 2019 Legislative Session ‘Kick Off’

On the morning of January 9, Equality Virginia is planning a public demonstration in Richmond at Capitol Square to mark the beginning...

Queen Latifah to Host Women’s Achieve Summit in Richmond on October...

Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution will presentthe Women’s Achieve Summit on October 15, 2019 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

TRAVEL

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Virginia Is For Queer Lovers, Too.

Fifty years ago, a $100-a-week advertising copywriter named Robin McLaughlin at Martin & Woltz Inc., in Richmond came up with a new travel advertising...
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Mr. Gay Canada 2019 Pays a Visit to the Old Dominion

Josh Rimer, Mr. Gay Canada 2019, came to Virginia under the auspices of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, visiting Norfolk, Richmond, Petersburg, Charlottesville...