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Virginia Values Act Advances After House Vote

Yesterday, a House subcommittee voted 5-1 to advance the Virginia Values Act, House Bill 1663. The bill sponsored by Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) would modernize...

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 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Human Rights Campaign...

Senate Bill Allowing Transgender Persons to Change Birth Certificate Passed by Senate

The Senate passed a bill earlier this week that would allow a person who changed their sex to have a new birth...

CITY NEWS

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...

Austen Hartke to Give Talk About Being Transgender and Christian at Virginia Wesleyan on Nov. 21

Austen Hartke, the author of Transforming: The Bible...

Panel Brings Transgender Issues to Light, Offers Opportunity for Dialogue

“Guess what? I am a transgender woman and I am just like...

NATIONAL NEWS

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...

Steady Financial Growth Continues for LGBTQ Groups Despite Unprecedented Attacks to Movement

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people have experienced unprecedented attacks by the...

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

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 Coalition partners at a press conference to discuss plans...

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...