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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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Bianca Del Rio: a girl who just says yes

Bianca Del Rio
Del Rio talks candidly about ‘Drag Race’ behind the scenes, the making of her new film ‘Hurricane Bianca,’ and the importance of employment protections. ...

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WATCH: Obama announces new national HIV/AIDS Strategy through 2020

“We’ve come a long way against AIDS and we can’t stop now,” President Barack Obama said.
The 2020 strategy calls for widespread testing, guaranteed access to regular doctor appointments, and making sure every American can get access to life-extending care. ...

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Harrisonburg’s Eastern Mennonite University expands non-discrimination policy to include married LGBTQs

Christian Parks said his group, EMU's Safe Space, was pivotal in changing the school's policy.
Two American Mennonite universities have just updated their non-discrimination policy to include same-sex couples and transgender folks. ...

Celebrating 40 years, Richmond Lesbian Feminists were there for the best and worst of times

Richmond Lesbian Feminists formed to give Virginian women a safe space in a time and place that wasn't at all welcoming to gay people.
The RLF is still bringing women together -- in a town that isn't always accepting. ...

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

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 ...

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Virginia school board restricts restroom use for transgender elementary student

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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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