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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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Virginia school board defends transgender bathroom policy

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Virginia
The Gloucester County School Board defended its policy this week in court papers arguing that a lawsuit filed by 16-year-old Gavin Grimm should be dismissed. ...

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Justice Department: Students’ gender identity determines restroom use

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity. ...

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Transgender student sues Virginia high school, citing restroom policy

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gavin Grimm
A transgender teenager said in a lawsuit Thursday that he has been stigmatized by a policy that bars him from using the boys' restrooms at his eastern Virginia high school. ...

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Virginia’s largest school district bans gender identity discrimination

Saturday, May 9, 2015
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The Fairfax County school board has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the school system. ...

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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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Virginia AG: School boards can prohibit discrimination against LGBT students

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
The opinion reverses one issued in 2002 by a Republican predecessor who said public schools could not extend such protection without the General Assembly’s permission. ...

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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 ...

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