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Democrats have taken control of the Virginia General Assembly, flipping both the Senate and House blue.  “Tonight, the ground has shifted in Virginia government,” Gov. Ralph Northam said in a press release late Tuesday....
Election Day 2019 is important to LGBTQ Virginians and the VCU Capital News Service (CNS) will be providing live updates, in real time all afternoon and evening. Check this page often for the latest news from...
Hundreds of transgender persons and their allies recently gathered in Richmond on October 19 for Equality Virginia's sixth Transgender Information and Empowerment Summit (TIES) at the University of Richmond, a conference focused on providing education and promoting...
There was unity around one message in Richmond Tuesday among a diverse crowd of over 1,000 women: empowerment. From entertainer Queen Latifah to the first ladies of Virginia to a Native American chief, the...
The nation’s first monument created to showcase remarkable women of Virginia now stands on Capitol Square.  Hundreds watched the unveiling Monday of “The Virginia Women’s Monument,” which features seven statues honoring women from different...
Bianca Rey, chair of Capital Trans Pride, understands firsthand the struggle to live with equal protections. The constant worries of being fired from a job or treated differently are thoughts individuals in the LGBTQ community deal with...
Adam Trimmer attended several of the Pride week events leading to Saturday’s Pride festival on Brown’s Island.  The road to the LGBTQ community has been difficult for 30-year-old Trimmer. He considers himself a survivor...
RICHMOND - Same-sex couples have made up 1 of every 26 marriages in Virginia since such unions were legalized in the commonwealth in 2014. In a half-dozen localities — ranging from cities such as Richmond and Norfolk...
By Daniel Berti and Andrew Gionfriddo, Capital News Service At first glance, it looks like a stoner’s paradise: acres of plants that resemble marijuana. But this crop is hemp, a relative of cannabis that...
What started as a normal evening hanging out with friends took a quick turn for Richmond resident Phillip Sampson. As Sampson was walking down the street with a friend, a stranger approached. Sampson, who describes himself as...

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