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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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Thousands descend on Washington ahead of historic Supreme Court hearing on marriage equality

| Sunday, April 26, 2015
Supporters and opponents of marriage equality rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Thousands of supporters and opponents of marriage equality descended on Washington this weekend and met at the steps of the Supreme Court Saturday, but not before those opposed to same-sex unions held what they called their “largest march for marriage yet.”

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Virginia school board restricts restroom use for transgender elementary student

| Friday, March 27, 2015
Hartwood Elementary School
A Virginia school board has voted to require transgender students to use a single stall restroom or a restroom of the student’s biological sex.

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Norfolk church boycotts St. Patricks parade after pro-LGBT governor named Grand Marshal

| Thursday, March 12, 2015
Participants at Norfolk's 2014 St. Patrick's parade.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s support for same-sex marriage was listed among the reasons the church would no longer take part in the event.

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‘Ex-gay’ model returns to Richmond with a new billboard … and a new message

| Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The latest in the "Born Gay" billboard wars in Richmond, Va., went up along Interstates 95/64 this week.
Two Months after his face graced a Richmond interstate billboard, an “ex-gay” model is back, but this time he’s got a different message for Virginia commuters.

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Va. Delegate speaks out on discrimination as last two LGBT bills are killed

| Saturday, February 14, 2015
Delores McQuinn
As a Virginia state House committee on Thursday shot down the last hope for any expansion in LGBT rights in this year’s General Assembly session, Richmond’s own black female delegate compared the struggles faced by the LGBTQ community to her own.

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Rare win for LGBTQ Virginians as two equality bills pass full Senate vote

| Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
Two measures which would help LGBTQ Virginians achieve full equality passed a full Senate floor vote on Tuesday, but face likely defeat in the Assembly's lower chamber.

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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
Virginia
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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