How did Thanksgiving come about? When did it become an official holiday? How have the traditions surrounding this holiday evolved? And why does the President "pardon" a turkey every year? more

Nov 10, 2017 2:39 PM Engage

Billie Jean King

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This fall, the Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Humanities and Sciences hosted tennis legend Billie Jean King in Richmond where she gave a moving talk about her journey as a woman, as an athlete and as a member of the LGBTQ community. more

Nov 15, 2016 5:21 PM , Inform

Gaetan Dugas

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Gaëtan Dugas is most famously known as “The Man Who Gave Us AIDS,” a title given to him by an article published in The New York Post. However, he has finally been cleared of this unfair and dishonest title by a study published in the journal, Nature. more

Nov 6, 2016 11:34 AM Inform

VCU LGBT timeline

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On October 13th, VCU had the pleasure of hosting Marc Stein from San Francisco State University for a talk about VCU’s struggle of recognition related to sodomy laws enforced during the 1970s and beyond. more

Oct 22, 2016 8:35 AM Blog

Tennessee Williams Success was his calling card, that was until his welcome wore off in the mid-sixties after Frank died. His later work is, in general, somewhat abstract and difficult to comprehend for some people. more

Sep 8, 2016 10:00 AM Engage

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

Stonewall Riots

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As pride festivals continue to evolve into popular mainstream community events, it’s important to look back in history and remember why we celebrate pride in the first place. more

May 31, 2016 5:35 PM Connect

The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project is uncovering the rich history and untold stories of Roanoke, Virginia. more

May 23, 2016 1:25 PM

Woodrow Wilson


Princeton University will not change the name of its school of public and international affairs and its undergraduate residential college named after President Woodrow Wilson, who is known for helping keep racial segregation alive. more

May 6, 2016 9:15 AM Blog



The Anita Hill - Thomas Clarence hearings had all the trademarks of a case that would leave Americans divided on who to believe. As it turns out, the issues covered in Confirmation are just as hotly debated today. more

Apr 24, 2016 9:00 AM Blog

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