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The historic campaigns of Nicole Carry and Chip Broadbent as Norfolk's first openly-gay candidates for School Board ended last night in defeat for both. Carry sought the Ward 1 seat and was defeated by Slover Foundation executive Adale Martin by...
An explosion of creative energy is in store for the NEON Distric in downtown Norfolk as the Virginia's Arts Festival (VAF) Fringe Festival returns for five days of up-close, experimental and unique arts experiences in venues across Downtown Norfolk’s official...
Today, voters in Norfolk and Chesapeake go to the polls to elect representatives to the City Council and School Board.  In Norfolk, five ward-level seats on the City Council and School Board will appear on the ballot.  In Chesapeake,...
The 16th annual Virginia International PANFest returns to Virginia Beach May 11-12, featuring over 20 high school, college, and community steelpan drum bands from throughout the United States. After workshops on Friday, May 11 led by nationally-known steelpan artists...
Earlier his week, the Capital Pride Alliance (CPA), the group that plans DC Pride, announced several board of director and policy changes stemming from criticism from members of DC's LGBTQ community’s and protests during last year's DC Pride celebration. In...
Voting ends Saturday at midnight in the third annual Best of GayHRVA Readers' Poll!  Response to this year's poll has broken records.  Thanks to everyone that has taken the time to send in nominations and vote! With six primary categories...
Today, the LGBT Life Center joins 60 other cities across the United States and Canada for Hampton Road's 15th annual Dining Out for Life (DOFL) event today. Over 65 restaurants and an estimated 10,000 diners are expected to take part...
The Norfolk school board election is garnering keen local interest as the 14 candidates canvass the city for the five open board seats, but from national political groups.  Earlier today, Ascend PAC, a political action committee focused on investing...
We are approaching the third anniversary of marriage equality.  However,  in 31 states, including Virginia, people are still allowed to discriminate against members of the LGBT community seeking housing, jobs and medical care.  A large majority of Americans (80%)...
WOW! We have the best readers! You and your friends submitted hundreds of nominations in six categories and over 80 sub-categories for the 2018 Best of GayHRVA Reader's Poll. Thank you for your time and consideration! It's that time of year again...