Virginia

  • Adam Ebbin to Run for Re-Election

    (WB) The only openly gay member of the Virginia state Senate is running for re-election. In the 2019 legislative session, state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) worked to defeat a bill that would have banned the physical components of conversion therapy while keeping “talk therapy” legal.

  • Bill That Would add LGBT Virginians To state Hate Crimes Law

    (WB) A Virginia Democrat has introduced a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Virginia’s hate crimes law.
  • Bill to Ban Physical Conversion Therapy Treatments for Minors Killed in Va. Senate

    (WB) A bill in the Virginia Senate that would have banned physical treatments in so-called conversion therapy for minors was effectively killed on Tuesday when it was sent back to the Education and Health Committee.

  • Can This Pill End the AIDS Epidemic?

    (CNN) -- Charlie Ferrusi is a 23-year-old gay man with a winning smile and an easygoing manner. In May, he completed a master's degree in public health and recently began a job at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute.

  • Congressman Steve Scalise to Speak at Anti-LGBT Group Despite Being Saved by Lesbian Police Officer

    Four months after being shot during a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Rep. Steve Scalise will give a speech to the Family Resource Center, a group against gay marriage rights. This comes despite the fact that a lesbian police officer tried to protect him after the shooting.

  • Coronavirus Forces Maryland, Virginia, advocacy Groups To adjust Services

    (WB) Advocacy groups in Maryland and Virginia say the coronavirus can prove especially hard on vulnerable LGBTQ people, and they have adjusted their services to better serve them during the pandemic.

  • Court Hearing Set Over Gay Marriage Ban in Virginia

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A federal judge was set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage should be struck down, which is the position the state's newly elected Democratic attorney general has endorsed in a move that angered many Republican lawmakers.

  • Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia awaits Legal Challenges

    (CNN) Why the Equal Rights Amendment is a 2020 priority. When Virginia opened its 2020 legislative session this week, the Equal Rights Amendment, a century-long dream of progressives and feminists that would ban discrimination on the basis of sex and guarantee equality for women under the Constitution, appeared closer than ever to fruition.

  • Falls Church approves Limited LGBT Rights ordinance

    (WB) The Falls Church, Va. City Council voted 6-0 on Monday to approve an amendment to the suburban Washington jurisdiction’s nondiscrimination ordinance that adds new language banning discrimination in employment and housing based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

  • Fed Court Clarifies Date For Gay Marriage In Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court is clarifying when same-sex marriages could begin in Virginia.

  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds Judge's Ruling That Va. Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

  • Federal Court to Hear Arguments in Transgender Restroom Case

    A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Virginia transgender student's lawsuit challenging his school's restroom policy.

  • First Openly Lesbian Virginia Representative Faces Lack of Controversy

    Despite winning a heavily conservative area, Dawn Adams is not facing any negative responses to her sexuality.

  • Gay Activist Found Stabbed to Death in Va. Apartment

    (WB) Chesterfield County, Va., police are calling on the LGBT community for help in their investigation into the murder of a 67-year-old gay man who was found stabbed to death on April 21 in his apartment in a section of Chesterfield near Richmond.

  • Gay Pride March Set Saturday In Small Virginia Town

    FLOYD, Va. (AP) - A gay pride march is set Saturday in Floyd, a tiny southwest Virginia town that in recent years has become a haven for artists, musicians and people looking to get back to nature.

  • Gay Rights Activists Want New Virginia Tax Policy

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An advocacy group is calling for changes to Virginia's tax law.

  • HRC Officially Announces ‘Six-Figure’ Investment in Va. General Assembly Races

    (WB) The Human Rights Campaign on Thursday officially announced plans to help Democrats regain control of the Virginia General Assembly this year.

  • James Parrish To Leave Equality Virginia

    (WB) The executive director of Equality Virginia on Wednesday announced in a statement he will step down at the end of the year to lead the Virginia Values Coalition, which is focused on passing pro-LGBT legislation in Virginia. 

  • Judge Deems Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    (CNN) -- A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional, according to court documents.

  • Judge in Virginia Marriage Case to Rule Soon

    A federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia, told attorneys in a lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples marrying that she will render her decision “soon.”