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Justin Ayars

I had arrived at Craig Springs a total outsider and was leaving feeling like part of family—a family that was created within an unexpected oasis of inclusion in southwestern Virginia: Diversity Camp. more

Aug 7, 2017 2:30 PM Blog

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As if middle school didn’t already offer enough problems, Gage had concerns about how others would react if they were to find out that he was gay. “I was afraid of what could have happened if I said I was a gay male. more

Apr 19, 2017 1:20 PM Connect


Amanda Hallesjo

A lot of people think that being in a relationship is the best part of their lives. I believe they’re wrong. more

Mar 3, 2017 1:00 PM Connect

Clexacon, a new and unique kind of convention which hopes to unite LGBTQ women and create an environment that celebrates queer female characters and stories, connecting fans, celebrities, creators, panelists and journalists. more

Feb 6, 2017 9:26 AM Blog



This past Veterans Day, AGLA celebrated its 35th anniversary at its annual Equality Awards Dinner. As the event's official media sponsor, Unite Virginia got exclusive interviews with the award recipients and honored guests, including Gavin Grimm. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:30 PM , Connect

I’m often asked, “do you guys just sit around and drink milk?” People ask me this because I’m the founder of the “Milk Club” at my high school. Contrary to popular belief, we’re not an extension of the U.S. Dairy Council. more

Nov 10, 2016 8:13 AM 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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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


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Recent research shows a disturbing trend that certain segments of the LGBT community are significantly more likely than others segments to suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia and bulimia. more

Oct 13, 2016 8:30 AM Connect

Conversion Therapy

An anonymous high school student submitted this deeply personal essay. We published it, unedited, so that this student could tell her story in her own words. more

Oct 12, 2016 8:20 PM Connect

Rita McClenny

Virginia Tourism Corporation

Rita McClenny welcomes readers to the special Election Issue of our magazine and discusses Unite Virginia's Q pages - Virginia's Official LGBTQ Guide & Business Directory. more

Sep 10, 2016 10:10 AM Home


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In a heartwarming gesture, two Orlando hospitals have announced they will not be charging the survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre for any medical bills accrued during their stay in the hospital. more

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

The National Basketball Association has announced that they will go ahead with their threatened proposal of removing the All-Star game From North Carolina due to its failure to overturn a newly enacted laws directed at the LGBT community. more

Aug 15, 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

It’s a hot, humid Saturday in the little college town of Harrisonburg, VA. As you drive into Harrisonburg, also known as “Rocktown,” you would imagine it to be typical lazy Saturday afternoon. There are small groups of people walking down the quiet more

Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM Connect


Kimberley French

The popularity of the Star Trek franchise has spanned decades and created some truly iconic characters. When the show premiered in 1966 it was considered groundbreaking. It’s multi-racial cast and story lines with underlying social commentary were more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

The world of mobile apps is a place of intrigue, variety, and, above all, business. Since apps are generally designed to appeal to a large amount of people, most are surprisingly heteronormative and cisnormative. more

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

The ban on gay men being able to donate blood has been going on since the question “Have you had sexual contact with another male, even once?” began appearing on the donor survey in 1977. The issue only intensified in 1983, two years before the... more

Jun 25, 2016 9:00 AM Engage

The international organization responsible for maintaining the Internet’s global domain system denies dotgay LLC’s community application proposal to operate the .GAY top-level domain (TLD). more

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 AM Inform

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

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