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Over 100 persons attended the Nexus Interfaith Dialogue program "Trans Identity and Religious Faith" held Monday evening at Virginia Wesleyan University. The panel presentation explored the challenges related to transgender identity that face both religious institutions.  Panelists included Juji Bea,...
Earlier today, Virginia Beach City Councilman-elect David Nygaard received certification from the Virginia Beach Registrar's Office finalizing his election following last week's election.  It remains to be seen whether or not his opponent will request a formal recount. Currently, Nygaard...
Between November 12 – 19, individuals and organizations in Hampton Roads and around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the transgender community faces. In Hampton Roads,...
Now that the mid-term elections are over, the hoopla and fun around Halloween are a distant memory and the temperature finally starts to change, many in the community look toward the upcoming holidays and the season of giving. For many...
In social media post earlier today, the Transgender Assistance Program - TAP Virginia announced that Olympia Perez of Black Trans Media will be the keynote speaker at Hampton Roads' Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20. Olympia Perez is an...
Yesterday's election could be history-making as local businessman David Nygaard bid to unseat incumbent Virginia Beach City Councilman John Uhrin heads to a recount.  Nygaard's lead is fewer than 200, which will require a recount, including approximately 900 provisional...
In response to a recently leaked Trump Administration memo that proposes to change the way the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines gender, more than forty members and allies of the Hampton Roads community met in a...
Last week, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is preparing to redefine the term “sex” for the purposes of several federal agencies. This redefinition is out of step with science, medicine and the law—and it is...
Recent moves by the Trump Administration, especially last week’s leaked memo that would change the government’s definition of gender, effectively erasing transgender and non-binary persons has many in the community, including their friends, family and allies scared and concerned.  In...
Earlier this month, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, revealed results of the seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI) The seven cities of Hampton Roads did not fare well, while Richmond jumped 52 points...