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A memorial service honoring Jamie Leigh Ornsby, a long time fixture in the Hampton Roads LGBT community will take placeat 12 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel.  Click HERE for complete details. Ms. Ornsby...
Virginia Stage Company Teams with Local Businesses for “Seven Days of Mystery” In anticipation of their upcoming production of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Virginia Stage Company challenges community members to channel their inner Sherlock Holmes with a “Seven Days of Mystery”...
The Virginia House Democratic Caucus today condemned Delegate Dave LaRock’s discriminatory remarks about transgender Virginians, as reported this weekend by the Winchester Star. “As Democrats, we believe in opportunity for everyone, no matter who you are or where you’re from,” said...
“Where students, including transgender students, are penalized or harassed for failing to conform to sex-based stereotypes, that is sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX,” Hill said. “In the case of bathrooms, however, long-standing regulations provide that separating facilities on...
Valentine's Day nears and the LGBT Life Center wants to help you have a romantic, fun and safe holiday by providing and delivering free "Play Packages" this Wednesday. The LGBT Life Center is prepping "Play Packages" as part of its...
Anyone else feel behind the eight ball? I heard it said the other day, the perfect description of how I’ve been feeling in February so far, “January was a really tough year!” So now we have only 11 months to...
U.S. Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy are the first two openly gay athletes competing in the Winter Olympics.  Neither wasted anytime showing their pride and casting shade on homophobes and Vice President Mike Pence. One of Kensworthy's Instagram posts featured the caption, “The 2018 Winter...
In anticipation of a new transgender military policy announcement from the Trump Administration later this month, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) — the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military spouses, families, and allies —...
Lawmakers in Virginia’s House of Delegates today summarily killed four bills that would have ensured more equal treatment under the law for LGBTQ people across the Commonwealth. Several of the bills dismissed today enjoyed bipartisan support in Richmond and...
Two days after nearly 200 LGBTQ activists converged in Richmond to advocate for equal rights, House Speaker Kirk Cox has moved five bills related to LGBTQ issues to the House General Laws Subcommittee, a move that Equality Virginia sees...

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