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A Portsmouth school board member says the obstruction of justice charge she is facing is “bogus” and believes the Portsmouth Police Department is trying to intimidate her as a community activist. Lakeesha Atkinson, who was elected in November 2016, was...
Following a show at North Shore Point House Concerts in Jim Morrison’s Norfolk backyard a few years ago, the late Jimmy LaFave and his band encouraged the crowd in a sing along of the classic, "Get Together," then lingered...
Equality Virginia estimates that there are 185,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) consumers and professionals in Virginia, and 84% of Virginia residents support nondiscrimination protections for them. Unfortunately, Virginia lags behind when it comes to such protections. In fact,...
An Emirati filmmaker is pushing boundaries and bypassing state censors by delicately unraveling a story about a traditional Arab family grappling with issues of same-sex love, gender identity, sectarianism and women's rights. The movie focuses on a conservative Iraqi family...
Now that President Trump has officially directed the Pentagon to enact a ban on transgender military service, a coalition of LGBT groups on Monday filed two separate lawsuits against him over the policy. One complaint was filed in federal court in Seattle by Lambda...
From the Virginia House Democratic caucus: The “lead activism strategist” of an anti-Muslim hate group, as identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proudly endorsed and volunteered for Delegate Rocky Holcomb. Scott Ryan Presler of ACT for America organized a hate rally...
A Sunday drag brunch in Nags Head featuring Hampton Roads performer Naomi Black has landed the host restaurant, JJ Brewbaker’s, in hot water with its landlord. According to Brewbaker’s co-owner Robert Privott, more than 220 tickets were sold to the...
The Los Angeles Blade reported yesterday that the White House approved a policy to ban transgender service members based on President Donald Trump's tweets last week. Called “A Guidance Policy for Open Transgender Service Phase Out,” it was first reported by The...
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit discrimination against gay and bisexual employees. The...
A nine-year-old South African child born with HIV has had no reported symptoms of the virus since they received treatment shortly after birth. CNN reports Dr. Avy Violari, head of pediatric clinical trials at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit at...