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Judge repeatedly refers to transgender student’s “mental disorder”

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Gavin Grimm
Attorneys are insisting that a new judge be appointed to 16-year-old Gavin Grimm's discrimination case. ...

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Man claims he lost job at Catholic home because he’s gay

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
John Murphy, left, who served as executive director of the Saint Francis Home, and his husband, Jerry Carter, pose in their home in Richmond, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. Murphy has filed a discrimination claim against the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, saying that the bishop demanded that he be removed as the head of an assisted living home owned by the diocese after learning that he's gay and married to his partner of 30 years.
A Virginia man said the bishop of a local Catholic diocese forced his removal from the top job at a diocese-owned assisted living home because he's gay. ...

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015
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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‘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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Sexual orientation, gender identity won’t be added to Virginia hate crimes law

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
A GOP-controlled Senate committee killed the bill which would have added sexual orientation and gender identification to an existing state law requiring that hate crimes be reported to the State Police. ...

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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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Sorry PFOX… The model on the ‘ex-gay’ billboard is ‘out and proud,’ not a twin

Friday, December 12, 2014
PFOX billboard along Interstates 95/64 in Richmond, Va.
The “twins” whose photographs appear on a Virginia billboard declaring “nobody is born gay” is actually one “out and proud” gay man who is not a twin. ...

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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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Bullied teen found guilty of assault in fight that left him with traumatic brain injury

Friday, November 21, 2014
Eric Martin
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A Virginia teen who was brutally beaten and left with a traumatic brain injury following a school melee in September, was found guilty Friday on one count of simple assault. ...

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