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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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McAuliffe becomes first Va. governor to issue LGBT Pride proclamation

| Saturday, June 21, 2014
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (center) with openly gay state lawmakers Mark Sickles (left) and Adam Ebbin (right), at a private LGBT Pride Month celebration in Richmond.
RICHMOND, Va. -- In a private reception held at the Governor’s Mansion earlier this week, Gov. Terry McAuliffe proclaimed June LGBT Pride month, making him the first ever Virginia governor to do so. Equality Virginia’s Executive Director James Parrish was in attendance at the event, thanked McAuliffe for taking this step and showing his support ...

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Va. GOP leader blocks attempt to impeach AG over gay marriage support

| Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Bob Marshall
RICHMOND, Va. -- Republican leaders in the Virginia state legislate have blocked an effort begin an impeachment inquiry process against Attorney General Mark Herring over his support for marriage equality.

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Va. transgender woman granted routine name change after 5 months of ‘scrutiny’

| Thursday, May 22, 2014
Julianna Fialkowski
LYNCHBURG, Va. — A Virginia transgender woman whose routine name change request was stalled by a Lynchburg, Va., judge who flagged it for “extra scrutiny,” has been granted her request and will not be subjected to a second hearing to justify the change.

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Va. judge flags transgender woman’s name change request for ‘extra scrutiny’

| Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Julianna Fialkowski
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- A Virginia transgender woman who was denied a name change by a Lynchburg, Va., circuit court judge earlier this year is due back in court on Friday for a second hearing on her request..

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Federal appeals court hears Va. same-sex marriage case

| Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Members of the Family Foundation and traditional marriage, Barbara Kerns, of Midlothain, Va., left, and Linda Gagliardo, of Chester Va., pray outside the Federal Appeals Court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage entered the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday, and judge's questions and comments seemed to demonstrate a lean towards supporting marriage equality in the commonwealth.

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Marriage equality supporters, opponents gather outside federal appeals court

| Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Marriage equality supporters and opponents gather outside the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
RICHMOND, Va. -- A federal appeals court is taking up the issue of same-sex marriage on Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of marriage equality in Virginia, while demonstrators on both sides of the issue clashed outside the Lewis Powell Courthouse in downtown Richmond.

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Parent wants book about ‘Two Boys Kissing’ removed from school library

| Monday, April 7, 2014
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WARRENTON, Va. -- A Virginia high school is once again considering a parent's appeal to remove a book from the school's library that depicts two boys kissing on its cover.

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Va. lawmaker proposes to deny married same-sex couples tax equality

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Bob Marshall
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia lawmaker who authored the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, has proposed new legislation to change the Virginia state code to further define the tax benefits denied to legally married same-sex couples.

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Bills to allow second parent adoption to be considered by Va. general assembly

| Friday, January 10, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly.

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Bills to ban workplace discrimination introduced in Va. general assembly

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. -- Two bills to ban discrimination in the public workforce across Virginia have been put before the state's General Assembly for the 2014 season.

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