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LGBT activists celebrate first victories

Gay rights activists celebrated as the Senate passed two bills supported by the LGBT community: one banning discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; and the other to reword gender-specific terms in state law now that same-sex marriage is legal in Virginia.

Hate crime bill dead in committee

Update: The bill to expand hate crime definitions has died in committee. That’s the end of that (for this session, anyway).

VCU seeks to broaden non-discrimination policy to include gender identity

Announcement comes on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision allowing same-sex marriage in Virginia.

US Supreme Court decision allows same-sex marriage in Virginia, other states

Same-sex marriage licenses will be available beginning at 1:00 PM.

Outing RVA: Campaign aims to change impressions

Unknown to most of the world, RVA has a strong LGBT community. It’s time to change that.

Star of ‘Orange is the New Black’ speaks in RVA

The Hollywood star and advocate for transgender people will share her thoughts next month at Virginia’s largest LGBT gala.

Explainer: VHSL policy on transgender high school athletes

The new policy initially seemed like a step forward. Now it seems to be sidestepping the issue all together.

Herring supports Court’s gay-marriage decision

The fight for marriage equality for same-sex couples in Virginia continues to progress through the courts this week after a federal judge ruled the state’s ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional.

McAuliffe signs order protecting LGBT state workers

The new order goes beyond similar ones signed by McAuliffe’s predecessors.

Council recognizes Richmond Blue Sox, gives up authority to approve bus routes

City Council returned from their summer hiatus and got back down to business–including giving up the authority to approve bus routes.