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Ten tips to ensure your wedding day is floral perfection! more

Mar 21, 2017 11:00 AM Wedding

Whether you need it now, or you sense that you might later, Raising the Transgender Child is a good book to have in your parenting bag of tricks. For questioning children and families with questions, it’s more helpful, perhaps, than you can imagine. more

Mar 16, 2017 10:00 AM Engage

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The Valentine Richmond History Center celebrates diversity through an exhibit that questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. more

Feb 24, 2017 12:05 PM Inform

America runs on family-owned businesses. But what happens when your family business is death? more

Feb 22, 2017 6:05 PM Engage

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What’s your couple emotional intelligence? After all—isn’t emotion the glue that brought you together? Given all the feelings we must navigate together and separately, it seems a bit of a miracle that we ever get together, let alone stay together. more

Feb 16, 2017 9:30 AM Connect

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The Cavalier Hotel

The Cavalier Hotel will be the latest addition to the culinary scene in Virginia Beach. Restored at $75-million and opening as part of Marriott’s exclusive Autograph Collection in 2017, the resort will be unique on the East Coast. more

Feb 13, 2017 12:30 PM Blog

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In its most basic description, it’s a muscle. Nothing computerized, no easy-to-follow instructions or list of parts. Nope, it’s a muscle – a dub-thumping, miraculous group of cells that was beating when you were born. more

Jan 11, 2017 8:45 AM Engage

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The Cavalier Hotel

The Cavalier Hotel is one of the most famous landmarks in VA. Opened in 1927, the Cavalier has seen its fair share of history. After undergoing extensive renovations, the Cavalier will reopen in 2017 and redefine luxury for the next 90 years! more

Dec 28, 2016 5:25 PM Blog

The Magician

Artist: John Detrich

Jim Sisley & Lisa Strout run Tryst Gallery in Leesburg. Tryst Gallery has the potential to become a unique community hub where art, commerce and education intersect in a way that will benefit artists, art lovers and the local economy. more

Nov 16, 2016 5:45 PM , Inform

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The progress made for LGBT people during my lifetime has been dramatic. Gradual changes have culminated in same-sex marriage, the reduction of social disapproval and the removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder. There is still a long way to go. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:25 PM Connect

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Ah, the holidays. Family, friends, eggnog and… gay-themed movies! Find a snuggle bunny or have some friends over and check out these top 12 LGBTQ-themed holiday movies. more

Nov 11, 2016 8:46 AM

The Queen has spoken. Her bearing, her stature, her very demeanor demands attention from all her subjects. If you’ve been a good little queen this year, then you may be lucky enough to find new book, "The Essential RuPaul," under your Christmas tree. more

Nov 6, 2016 4:32 PM Engage

Autism

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Recent studies have revealed possible traits between people on the autism spectrum and gender identity issues. Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) include challenges associated with social interactions and communication skills. more

Oct 23, 2016 10:45 AM Connect

Jane Fonda

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Actress Jane Fonda has been a fixture in Hollywood for over 50 years. She’s an Oscar winning actress, bestselling author, activist, workout entrepreneur and, dare I say, fashion icon. more

Oct 22, 2016 11:00 AM Engage

Marriage Myth

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According to the American Psychological Association, 90% of people marry by the age of 50, but 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. We’ve all heard these statistics, and same-sex couples aren’t immune to them, but somehow they have become normalized. more

Sep 9, 2016 9:15 AM Wedding

Albert was born “Jennie Hodgers” on Christmas Day, 1843 in the tiny village of Clogherhead, Ireland. After arriving in America, she identified as a male, enlisted in the Union Army and fought for the North during the Civil War. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Inform

In a historic landmark the U.S. Navy has named a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler after politician and famous gay-rights activist, Harvey Milk. U.S. more

Aug 17, 2016 8:00 AM Blog

Many people have noted that Hillary Clinton is not the first woman to run for President. In fact, our nation’s first female Presidential candidate was Victoria Woodhull, who ran as part of the Equal Rights Party, a party she founded, in 1872. more

Aug 17, 2016 12:00 AM Inform

They protested at Stonewall, and marched in the first Pride parades.They watched the rise and fall of DOMA and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. They are 2.7 million strong. They are who we were, and who we hope to become. They are LGBT older adults. more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Connect

Massachusetts has come one step closer to becoming the first state to pass a law permitting transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender that they identify with... more

Jul 9, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

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