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The importance of family support for GLBT members in recovery

Rehabilitation from drug or alcohol addiction is always challenging, but for members of the GLBT community, there can be additional obstacles to overcome.


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DOJ filing supports transgender student’s right to appropriate restroom facilities in ACLU case

The Department of Justice today filed a statement of interest in federal court explaining that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity under Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972.


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Governor Terry McAuliffe declares June LGBT Pride Month

On Tuesday evening at a reception held at the Governor’s Mansion, Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaimed June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.


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Equality Virginia applauds Fairfax County School Board for voting to update non-discrimination policy

Equality Virginia applauds Fairfax County School Board Members for voting on Thursday to update Fairfax County Public Schools’ non-discrimination policy to include gender identity.


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Tim Kaine statement on Supreme Court arguments on marriage equality case

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement as oral arguments begin at the Supreme Court on the question of marriage equality.


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ACLU of Virginia remarks on freedom to marry cases before U.S. Supreme Court

Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, released a statement regarding oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court involving challenges to the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee bans on marriage rights for same-sex couples.


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GetEQUAL marks fifth anniversary with launch of No Asterisks campaign for full federal LGBTQ equality

Five years after the launch of the network, GetEQUAL announced a LGBTQ Bill of Rights, as part of a new “No Asterisks” campaign for full LGBTQ equality.


Virginians leading LGBT equality efforts recognized by Equality Virginia

On Saturday, April 18, Equality Virginia will honor the 2015 class of OUTstanding Virginians – those who represent Virginia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with distinction and are committed to moving the LGBT community forward – at its 12th Annual Commonwealth Dinner.


After passing Senate, bill protecting Virginia LGBT public employees killed in House subcommittee

On Thursday, Senate Bill 785, a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public employees from workplace discrimination, was tabled in the House General Laws subcommittee 4, effectively killing it for the remainder of this session.


Equality Virginia applauds House subcommittee for voting down HB 1414

Equality Virginia is applauding the move by a House subcommittee to kill a bill that would have allowed any business or professional in Virginia to blatantly discriminate against LGBT people.


Equality Virginia applauds Senate Committee for passing workplace non-discrimination bill

On Monday, Senate Bill 785, a bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public employees from workplace discrimination, was voted out of the General Laws and Technology Committee with an 8-7 vote.


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HRC Highlights Virginia’s LGBT protections in inaugural national report

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today released its first national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBT equality across America.


Equality Virginia: We must end harmful and ineffective conversion therapy

In response to today’s vote in the Senate Committee on Education and Health to pass by SB 988, James Parrish, executive director, Equality Virginia, offered the following response.


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State Senate committee defeats bill to ban LGBT conversion therapy

This morning, the Senate Committee on Education and Health heard incendiary testimony suggesting that homosexuality might be a mental health issue before voting along party lines to defeat Senator Louise Lucas’ SB 988.


134K people across the world urge Virginia to drop proposed anti-LGBT bill

As members of the Virginia’s House of Delegates prepare to hear an anti-LGBT bill, 134,000 All Out members globally including 40,000 in the USA and 7,000 in Virginia have spoken out against the proposed legislation.


Lawmakers come together in support of bills to protect LGBT individuals, families

Nearly a dozen legislators came together on Tuesday in support of bills that would create a more welcoming and inclusive commonwealth for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Virginians.


Global petition delivered Tuesday to stop anti-gay House bill

Equality Virginia will help deliver a global petition urging members of the House of Delegates to reject anti-gay legislation on Tuesday.


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Sen. Favola bill addressing sexual orientation hate crimes in Courts Committee

Today, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee will discuss SB 799 a bill that Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) introduced to address the perpetration of hate crimes against LGBT individuals.


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Governor McAuliffe announces equal opportunity legislative agenda

Governor McAuliffe announced on Monday a series of legislative proposals aimed at ensuring that every Virginian has equal opportunity to succeed and contribute to the Commonwealth’s economic growth.


Richmond-based Fortune 500 companies awarded Virginia Fairness Accreditation

Equality Virginia has recognized five Richmond-based Fortune 500 companies – Altria, Capital One, CarMax, Dominion, and Genworth – for their commitment to making Virginia’s business climate conducive to economic success by encouraging and supporting diversity in the workplace.


Equality Virginia responds to hateful anti-LGBT bill

In response to HB1414, a bill filed by Delegate Robert Marshall that would allow blatant discrimination against LGBT Virginians, the following statement can be attributed to James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia.


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ACLU calls for defeat of bill licensing discrimination against LGBT Virginians

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement attributed to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia regarding HB1414, a bill to license discrimination that was pre-filed for consideration in the 2015 General Assembly Session by Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Manassas).


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LGBT equality in Virginia-based companies detailed in new report

The Human Rights Campaign released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 25 in Virginia.


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McAuliffe announces new task force to promote LGBT tourism

Governor McAuliffe announced the creation of an LGBT Tourism Task Force that will focus on showcasing Virginia as an LGBT-friendly destination.


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State of LGBT equality in nine Virginia cities detailed in HRC New Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in 353 cities across the nation, including nine in Virginia.