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Sage Smith, a transgender 19 year-old girl from Charlottesville, VA, was last heard from just over two weeks ago, on November 20. Community advocates are asking for help locating the last person who had contact with Smith, a 21 year-old named Erik Tyquan McFadden, who they believe has left Charlottesville after an initial police interview.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show's 10th season premier featured a gay Virginia student and the auto shop owner who fixed his vandalized car.
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A school district in Suffolk, VA is considering a ban on 'cross-dressing' and claims that this policy change would protect students from harassment and bullying. This proposed policy is extremely problematic and amounts to nothing more than preemptive victim-blaming.
On Tuesday, the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice voted 5-1 to continue including specific language which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in rules governing residential facilities. This marks the third time in a year and a half that the Board has reaffirmed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, protections that have been in existence since 2005.
Contrary to the will of the majority of Virginians, state-licensed adoption agencies will soon be able to legally discriminate against prospective adoptive and foster parents on the basis of sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, religion, political belief and family status. Meanwhile, nearly 6,000 Virginia children live in foster care.
Voters across the country demonstrated their support for equality and the LGBT community Tuesday. Yesterday’s election saw a slew of victories for LGBT candidates and equality.
Linda Wall, a conservative independent running for the 59th District House of Delegates seat in Virginia, confirmed Wednesday that she had an affair with a female student when she was a teacher 40 years ago.