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Fall event and festival season is upon us and this weekend offers residents a wide variety of events and festivals from the classic Stockley Gardens Art Show and Wine Fest in Town Point Park to more unique events such...
Further proof that the Trump Administration seeks to erode LGBTQ rights is evident in the nominees for federal judicial seats proposed.  One particularly egregious example is that of Jeff Mateer, nominated to become a judge in Texas.  VICE News reported...
Last Saturday, a transgender woman was denied access to Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg because a park security guard deemed her skirt a costume, according to the following report shown on WTKR, CBS 6 as compiled by Tribune Media Wire. According to...
Earlier today, Pam Northam, wife of Virginia Lt. Governor and 2017 gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam paid a visit to the LGBT Life Center in Norfolk to meet with staff, learn about the services provided by the Life Center and...
On November 1, the Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium, in partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, will produce the 4th Annual Eastern Virginia Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This year's conference...
In 1980, "Becoming Visible - The First Black Lesbian Conference" took place at the Women's Building in San Francisco, CA. A two-day event, the conference was an outgrowth from the First National Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference by the National...
The Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders. Co-produced with Norfolk State University Theatre Company, The Parchman Hour journeys through the Deep South with the pioneers who...
On this day in 1979, the first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights took place in Washington, D.C.  The first such march on Washington, it drew between 75,000 and 125,000 gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, and straight allies...
Earlier today, President Trump became the first sitting President to address the conservative, evangelical Value Voters Summit planned by the Family Research Council, and anti-LGBT group. President Trump, who ran as a self-styled "friend" to the LGBT community told attendees...
On October 12, 1998, Matthew Shepard died in Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO with his family beside him.  His death was the result of one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in American history took place...