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GayRVA.com is Richmond, Virginia’s go-to source for news, entertainment, and information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community. Created in March 2009, its mission is to move Richmond forward by reflecting the city’s diversity, bringing a voice to the table, and creating opportunities within the region to connect.

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Va. House panel kills bill that would have allowed widespread LGBT discrimination

| Thursday, January 29, 2015
Bob Marshall
A Virginia legislative panel has killed a so-called “conscience clause” bill that would have allowed widespread discrimination against the LGBT community under the guise pf religious freedom.

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Virginia Senate committee kills housing bill, defers workplace protections bill

| Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
It’s still legal to deny housing to LGBT Virginians after a Senate committee on Monday failed to advance legislation amid concerns that a fair housing bill would violate religious freedoms, while delaying another bill until next week that would protect LGBT workers in public employment.

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Va. lawmakers introduce LGBT workplace protections bills for public employees

| Monday, January 19, 2015
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It is still legal to fire someone in Virginia because they are gay, but two state lawmakers have introduced legislation hoping to change that for state and municipal workers.

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Va. lawmaker wants to allow widespread discrimination against LGBT individuals

| Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Bob Marshall
The Virginia lawmaker who co-authored the state's 2006 constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage that was struck down last year, is introducing new legislation that would allow widespread discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

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Discrimination complaint filed against Va. school district over restroom policy

| Friday, December 19, 2014
Gavin Grimm
The complaint stems from a new policy that requires transgender students to use restrooms according to their “biological gender."

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Richmond LGBT community responds to anti-gay billboard with positive message

| Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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The billboard, from the Gay Community Center of Richmond (GCCR), proclaims “We are all born to love,” a message it hopes counters the “Nobody is born gay” billboard by conversion therapy proponents.

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Lawmaker responds to anti-gay billboard with bill to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapy for minors

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Patrick Hope
The announcement by Virginia Del. Patrick Hope comes just days after a controversial billboard was erected in Richmond by a group that supports the practice.

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‘Ex-gay’ group erects billboard in Richmond declaring ‘nobody is born gay’

| Tuesday, December 9, 2014
PFOX billboard along Interstates 95/64 in Richmond, Va.
A group supporting gay-to-straight conversion therapy has put up a billboard along a Virginia interstate declaring "nobody is born gay."

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Virginia school sports league eases requirements for transgender students

| Saturday, December 6, 2014
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The Virginia organization than governs public high school athletics has softened its regulations on transgender students, guidelines which were previously called the most restrictive in the nation.

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Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller returning in new series in 2015

| Sunday, November 30, 2014
Kevin Keller
RICHMOND, Va. -- Dan Parent, creator of Archie Comics’ first gay character, Kevin Keller, says Kevin will return in a new series next year. Parent was at Virginia Comic Con on Nov. 23 and spoke about the history of Kevin Keller, and the controversy that ignited after the when the character was first introduced.

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