2017 February

Monthly Archives: February 2017

45 To Visit Newport News Shipyard This Thursday

Donald Trump will visit Newport News Shipbuilding Thursday, a company spokeswoman confirmed. The visit will come two days after the president is expected to...
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‘Moonlight’ is first LGBTQ Film To Win Best Picture Oscar

At the 89th Annual Academy Awards last night, Moonlight became the first LGBTQ film to win the Best Picture Oscar. The film follows a young man...
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‘Freedom To Marry’ Documents The Struggle For Marriage Equality

Over the last four decades, same-sex marriage has gone from a preposterous notion to one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in the...
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Transgender Protections Are A Federal–Not State–Issue

Yesterday the Trump administration levied an attack on our community’s youth. By rescinding protection for transgender students that was in place under the Obama administration,...
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4 Lessons From ACT UP You Can Use Against The Trump Administration Today

It’s impossible for those of us who were not there to ever truly understand what it was like to live through the height of...

Virginia Sends Bill To Allow Government Employees To Refuse Same-Sex Marriages To Governor

The state of Virginia has sent a bill that allows tax-payer funded agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples if they hold religious or moral...

Teen Suicide Attempts Fall After Legalization Of Gay Marriage

Teen suicide attempts in the US declined after same-sex marriage became legal, and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a...

Va. Democrats To Challenge GOP State Lawmakers In Each District Clinton Won

Buoyed by a wave of progressive activism that began after the election of President Trump, Virginia Democrats plan to challenge 45 GOP incumbents in...
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Chesapeake Police Appoint LGBTQ Liaison

Chesapeake police have appointed Sgt. Diana Tharp as the department’s LGBTQ liaison. Sgt. Tharp will provide enhanced police support for the LGBTQ community and will...