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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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Building Bridges: One gay Mormon who has found his voice

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Rand Irons
Rand Irons looks ready for a black name tag and matching conservative grey suit. But you won’t see him walking door to door with Mormon Church pamphlets in hand, nor will he get his chance to travel the world in ...

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Hospitalized teen charged with assault after fighting back against bullying

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Eric Martin was hospitalized for nine days following the September incident.
HENRICO, Va. -- A Virginia teen is facing assault charges despite being brutally beaten in an altercation at his high school that left him hospitalized for nine days. Eric Martin a student at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, Va., ...

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