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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

David Hallman

David Hallman

David Hallman has lived in Toronto his entire life. Being in that rich and diverse city helped form his vibrant and inclusive world view. As an openly gay author, David enjoys working in a literary genre that continues to evolve: gay literature. more

Feb 19, 2017 5:20 PM Engage

"At a time when progress is at a critical juncture, it is imperative that Hollywood tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity – and build understanding that brings all communities closer together.” - GLADD President & CEO more

Feb 8, 2017 12:15 PM Blog


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While marriage equality became a reality for all Americans in June of 2015, opposition to the ruling has grown fervently. Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee plan to lead a bill called the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) this year. more

Feb 7, 2017 1:45 PM Inform

Bathroom Ban Enforcement

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Though support for the LGBTQ community has risen greatly in recent years, we have also seen a rise in steep opposition as well. Though more laws were passing to ensure equal rights, bills are also being introduced throughout America to limit these. more

Feb 4, 2017 12:32 PM Inform

Secretary Kerry apologized for the government's mistreatment of LGBT employees during the second half of the 20th century - a period known as "The Lavender Scare." more

Jan 20, 2017 6:05 PM Blog

Interview in progress

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A firm handshake and eye contact are very important factors in the interview process; however, those two things are not all that makes for a good interview. “Rapport” is a form of interpersonal chemistry that many employers desire and seek out. more

Dec 12, 2016 12:32 PM Inform



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

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

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

unhappy holidays

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If you find yourself in a situation this holiday season where you are unable to help your relatives shed their fears and prejudices, show them what the season is truly about and demonstrate nothing but compassion towards them. more

Nov 12, 2016 4:24 PM Connect

Hanukkah Menorah

Gil Dekel

Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish celebration that begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew Calendar. From dreidels to menorahs, it is a beautiful celebration of culture, religion and tradition. more

Nov 8, 2016 4:20 PM Engage

Jack Berry

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Jack Berry’s childhood was spent in the small, conservative town of Lynchburg, Virginia. After moving to Richmond, Jack spent years working towards bringing about positive change in the capital. more

Nov 4, 2016 11:36 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

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