Virginia

July 10, 2013

ACLU files three marriage lawsuits, pushes forward a fourth

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed or pushed forward marriage lawsuits in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois.
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Ally speaks out against anti-gay chant in University of Virginia newspaper

University of Virginia student and ally Andrew Wells publishes an article in the student newspaper condemning the decades old practice of inserting anti-gay sentiment during athletic events.
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A Virginia Athletic Club Apologizes For Anti-Gay Bias, Announces Inclusive Policy

The Virginia-based Carilion Clinic, parent company of the Roanoke Athletic Club, has resolved to change its policies in 2013 and welcome LGBT families.

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Search Continues for Missing VA Teen Sage Smith

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.

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Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off 10th Season with Gay Student and Auto Shop Owner Who Fixed His Vandalized Car

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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May 18, 2012

The GLAAD Wrap: Ellen Nabs Mark Twain Prize and Gloria Estefan is GLEEful

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and fun diversions to help you kick off the weekend.
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Virginia School District to Ban 'Cross-dressing' in Anti-Bullying Policy

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.

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Story to Watch: VA Board of Juvenile Justice Upholds Protections for LGBT Youth

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.

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Story to Watch: VA Board Allows Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation, Other Factors

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.
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2011 Election Roundup: LGBT Equality Victories

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.

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