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Amidst the mid-summer sun, a bustling boardwalk packed with tourists and under the gaze of the now iconic statue of Neptune at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, a small group of Virginia Beach residents gathered at Neptune Park to learn...
Last year, Buffalo resident Jordan Moll took a vow of celibacy - not for religious reasons, but so he could donate blood and draw attention to the lasting stigma against blood donations from those who have sex with gay...
The 2018 Chelsea West Fest will be held on October 6, 2018 from noon to 6 p.m. in the 600 block of Claremont Ave. in the Chelsea District of Norfolk. The FREE Festival celebrates local offerings with a wide...
On September 15, LGBTQ job seekers, consumers, businesses, and organizations will convene at OutWork757, Hampton Roads’ first LGBTQ Business and Career Expo at Old Dominion University’s Ted Constant Center. “This event is long overdue for Hampton Roads. Most metropolitan areas with...
Last night, supporters of the Hershee Bar donned their now familiar "I Am Hershee Bar" t-shirts addressed the Norfolk City Council their opposition to the pending purchase by the city of the property in the Five Points neighborhood where...
The LGBT Life Center has provided mental health care to HIV positive, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals for several years.  Recently, the Center expanded its mental health team and added Cory Gerwe as Clinical Director of Mental Health...
Now in its 5th year, Equality Virginia (EV) hosts an annual Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) each fall in Richmond. The 2017 conference drew over 400 individuals from around the state. Recognizing a need, this summer, EV is taking the...
At last night's monthly Hampton Roads Pride Membership meeting, those in attendance approved a revised set of by-laws that include moving Board of Director elections from November to September, a discussion of the Board election process and proxy voting. Approving...
After 46 years at their home in Norfolk on The Hague, the Unitarian Church of Norfolk (UCN) is relocating to 809 S. Military Highway in Virginia Beach and changing their name.   “We have not only embraced a new location,...
On June 28, long time patrons of the Hershee Bar (HB's) and owner Annette Stone came together to share stories about how HB's shaped their lives.  HB's is one of the last original safe spaces and has always been...