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Earlier today, Baltimore Judge Marvin Garbis ruled that President Trump's ban on transgender military ban "likely amounts to unconstitutional discrimination".  Judge Garbis's ruling is the second to challenge the legality of the ban since President Trump announced this policy...
Yesterday, afternoon, more than 90 persons from throughout Hampton Roads met at New Life Metropolitan Community Church (New Life MCC) to commemorate the 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Attendees at the event, organized by New Life MCC and the...
The Hampton Roads commemoration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) will take place Sunday, November 19 from 5-7 p.m. at the New Life Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Norfolk.  New Life MCC and the LGBT Life Center are...
On December 2, from 1-3 p.m., the Citizens Unity Commission, Hampton Roads Pride and Hampton Convention & Visitors Bureau are co-hosting a community event for the LGBTQ community at the Hampton History Museum. Representatives from the Hampton and Newport News...
Yesterday, Governor-Elect Ralph Northam announced his bipartisan Transition Committee, consisting of Virginians from across the Commonwealth, tapping statewide LGBTQ leader James Parrish of Equality Virginia and a few noted allies from Hampton Roads such as Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander...
The holiday season officially gets underway next week and area businesses and organizations are ramping up their yearly efforts to help those less fortunate and give thanks.  The Hampton Roads LGBTQ community is extremely generous, especially during the holidays. Below...
Everyone has a story to tell, however, not everyone has the talent, time nor motivation to write a story (imagined or real) and get it published.  Chesapeake-based author Gail Newman has many stories to tell, including her latest novel,...
A number of major private-sector employers in Hampton Roads scored high in the Human Right's Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index.  This year, a record number of the nation’s major companies advanced policies and practices that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender...
Between November 13 – 17, individuals and organizations 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 community faces. Transgender Awareness Week is a time for...
Going into yesterday's elections, LGBTQ persons nationwide were nervous, given the change in political climate since the 2016 election.  Many of those fears were unfounded as LGBTQ candidates and allies broke records and won seats not only in statewide...