LGBTQ Allies

Aliyah in Her Studio

Aliyah Dastour

What’s in a number? To Aliyah Dastour, owner of Alimond Studio in Leesburg, a number can capture the essence of an entire community. more

Aug 28, 2017 11:30 AM Inform

Delegate Sam Rasoul

Delegate Sam Rasoul

Delegate Sam Rasoul rings in the holiday season with a message of peace, love and joy that transcends all religions. His words truly embody the spirit of the season! more

Nov 7, 2016 2:20 PM Inform

In a big step to insure that customers know Target is inclusive to all, the store has announced a $20 million project to create gender-neutral bathrooms in all of its stores. more

Aug 23, 2016 9:00 AM Blog


Fibonacci Blue

As I look out amongst the crowd gathered here I see what I assume to be people from all walks of life. I see men, women and children gathered together to celebrate life and to seek understanding of intolerance. more

Jun 20, 2016 12:00 AM Connect

Lisa Vanderpump

Lisa Vanderpump

Unite Virginia recently had the EXCLUSIVE opportunity to interview Vanderpump and ask her all about celebrity, media and, of course, pride. more

May 31, 2016 8:00 AM Engage

Ralph Northam

Ralph Northam

Virginia's Lieutenant Governor, Ralph Northam, welcomes Unite Virginia's Pride Issue and expresses his commitment to promoting equality throughout our fair Commonwealth. more

May 25, 2016 8:00 PM Inform

Isabelle the Pug

Jennet Inglis

In my eyes, a painted portrait devotes itself to the pride of the individual subject captured in a timeless format. I love being commissioned to paint our faces, our families, and our furry friends, each and every one blazoned with freedom and pride. more

May 23, 2016 9:20 AM Engage

Groundbreaking research has found that "deep canvassing" - talking to individuals about LGBT issues for just 10-20 minutes - can have a deep impact on reducing prejudice. more

May 18, 2016 7:00 AM Connect

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

Zero tolerance policies do not help students to meet their potential, while ensuring for the health and safety of all. As such, it’s time to take the first step in a new direction. more

Apr 27, 2016 1:30 AM Inform

The Intersecting Axes of Privilege, Domination and Oppression Wheel is a simple, visual tool for checking your own privilege. This is necessary if one wishes to help break down systems of oppression within our society. more

Apr 26, 2016 10:00 AM Connect

When you meet someone new, try not to “figure out” what their gender identity is. They know better than you do, so simply ask. It can be as easy as exchanging names. “What are your pronouns?” is not a hard question to ask, and it’s not inconvenient. more

Apr 25, 2016 5:00 PM 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

You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition. Eventually your relatives and closest friends find out about it. The problem is that they don't understand what you are going through. Here are four ways to deal with this situation. more

Apr 21, 2016 1:05 PM Connect

Race, religion, national origin, and sexual identity -- one of these things is not like the other. Contrary to popular belief, sexual identity is not a protected class. more

Apr 20, 2016 9:30 AM Blog

Dollar Bill Against Rainbow Flag

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam Speaks Out Anti-LGBT Bill more

Apr 18, 2016 12:00 PM Blog

Taste of Harrisonburg returns for the 8th year from April 24-28. This year’s celebration will feature new, innovative menus; one-of-a-kind restaurant collaborations; chef expos and culinary events that showcase our thriving, downtown food scene. more

Apr 18, 2016 9:00 AM Blog

Mississippi and North Carolina have made headlines recently for passing legislation that has legalized the discrimination of LGBTQ individuals. The backlash from these discriminatory bills has been swift and severe. more

Apr 15, 2016 8:00 AM Blog

While there has been a surge of LGBTQ+ resources helping many come out of the closet, it is important not to forget the straight spouses that also suffer from the consequences of homophobia. more

Apr 8, 2016 10:15 AM Wedding

Rainbow Families DC is pleased to announce its 2016 Family Conference “Home is Where Your Story Begins” will take place on Sat, 4/30 from 8:30-5:30 at the Georgetown Day School (4200 Davenport St., NW high school campus) in Washington, DC. more

Apr 1, 2016 11:00 AM Connect

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