LGBT Rights

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For years, Gavin Grimm--a young trans man from Gloucester County, VA--has fought for the right to use the public restroom of his choice at school. He is now a national figure for trans rights. Q Virginia interviewed Gavin and his mother, Deirdre. more

Apr 20, 2017 3:00 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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Because sexual identity is not a constitutionally protected class there are wide disparities in treatment based upon geographical location. more

Oct 31, 2016 11:30 AM Connect

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This past September, politicians and diplomats from around the world gathered in New York City for a historic meeting at the United Nations (U.N.) to discuss LGBT rights. The meeting marked the highest level U.N. meeting over LGBT rights in history. more

Oct 1, 2016 10:00 AM Blog


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In an unusual decision, the Supreme Court has decided that too temporarily block a lower court order that allowed a Virginia transgender boy, Gavin Grimm from Gloucester County, to use the school’s boy’s restroom. more

Aug 9, 2016 12:00 AM Engage

Ash Whitaker, a 16-year-old transgender boy and his family have filed a federal Title IX lawsuit against the Kenosha Unified School District in Wisconsin. The suit claims that the school district forced him and “any other transgender students at the more

Jul 22, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

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

I love you today, tomorrow, the next day and on and on and on. And this is how we fight our battles. This is how we overcome. This is how we will win; how humanity will win. We will love. more

Jun 21, 2016 2:00 PM Connect

China and Pakistan have deep-rooted, oppressive attitudes towards the LGBT community firmly woven into their social orders. While the evolution of each nation's stigma against the LGBT community differs vastly, the end result is sadly the same. more

Apr 28, 2016 8:00 AM Inform

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