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Let’s Look Back At OutWire757’s Most Popular Stories of 2019

The countdown is on, and 2020 is only a few short hours away.

Before we kick this god-forsaken year out on its keister and ring in the ‘Roaring Twenties’, it’s worth a short walk through memory lane to gauge how the Hampton Roads LGBTQ community fared this past year. Here are the top 20 most-read stories that appeared on

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1. Homophobic Bumper Sticker Shows Up In Norfolk Last Night

This homophobic sticker was placed on a gay Norfolk resident’s car last night. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Moore).

2. Community Reacts to Transphobic and Homophobic Statements Made By Member of Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission

3. JoJo Announced as Headliner of 2019 Hampton Roads PrideFest

Photo via Facebook (@JoJo)

4. Check out the Winners in the 2019 Best of GayHRVA Readers’ Poll!

5. Express Your Pride All Month Long at Scores of Events in Hampton Roads

6. Deep Creek Academy Issues An Alarming New Enrollment Policy Regarding Same Sex Marriage and Gender Identity

7. OutWork757 Expo Connects The LGBTQ Community With Affirming Organizations

8. Demolition of Buildings that Housed Norfolk’s Iconic Hershee Bar Begins

9. Smithfield Artist And Educator Explores Scripture And Its Misinterpretation

10. Stonewall Sports Norfolk Celebrates Its First Year with an Epic Ball

11. Sasha Velour’s “Smoke And Mirrors” Tour Comes To Norfolk

12. Coming Out Party Kicks Off Pride Effort in Williamsburg [Slideshow]

13. REVIEW: VA Stage’s ‘Fun Home’ Puts The Fun In Dysfunction

Photo: Samuel W. Flint

14. [Commentary] Sunday with Pete

Joseph T. Emerson hugging Mayor Pete. (Photo courtesy Joseph T. Emerson)

15. Embattled VBHRC Commissioner Brother LaKendrick Coburn El Resigns

(Photograph via Channel 13 News Now)

16. [The Queen’s Tea] Jennifer Warner Dishes With Sasha Velour On Show, Style, and Celebrity

17. The Sun Shined on the 2019 Hampton Roads Pridefest

18. James Hermansen-Parker Named to Virginia Health Professions Board of Nursing

James Hermansen-Parker, preparing to march in the World Pride March in NYC in June, is past President of Hampton Roads Pride was recently named to the VHP Board of Nursing by Gov. Northam.

19. Nicole Carry Appointed to Virginia Council on Women by Gov. Northam

Ward 1 School Board Candidate Nicole Carry speaks at launch party in December 2017. (Source: Eric Hause)

20. [Commentary] “Trans people exist. We are here. And we plan to stay.”

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