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Lesbian lawmaker Angie Craig calls for Joe Biden to step down from presidential race

Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig is the fifth Democratic — and first LGBTQ+ — lawmaker calling for the president to stand down and allow somebody else to challenge Donald Trump.

Senate seeks formal apology for decades of LGBTQ+ discrimination in the federal government

For many years, members of the LGBTQ+ community who worked for the federal government faced persecution for their sexual orientation.

Federal judge blocks Title IX protections for LGBTQ+ students in six more states

The preliminary injunction affects Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Federal authorities are investigating attacks on transgender and Latino students in Virginia

Norview High School officials in Norfolk are accused of looking the other way toward harassment of some students who were targeted for their identity.

Smithsonian responds after report of ending long-held drag shows following Republican angst (exclusive)

Reports found drag shows disappeared from the Smithsonian's calendar after institution leader Lonnie Bunch told House Republicans he'd "look into" them. Here's what really happened.

Jill Biden calls Donald Trump a ‘bully’ and ‘dangerous to our country’ at Human Rights Campaign event

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden did not hold back as she spoke to fired-up LGBTQ+ advocates and allies at a campaign event in Virginia.

Wherever drag queen Tara Hoot goes, bomb threats seem to follow

The Washington, D.C., drag queen has been the target of at least eight bomb threats in recent months.

FBI responds to spate of bomb threats against Planet Fitness after right-wing transphobic campaign

Chaya Raichik, the right-wing extremist behind the account, has been targeting the gym chain over its inclusive stance on transgender members.

'Beloved' Virginia professor found dead at gay men's sauna after vanishing from conference

Averett University psychology professor David Hanbury, 37, was found deceased Saturday at the popular gay men's sauna Club Orlando.

In GOP-led states with anti-LGBTQ+ laws, school hate crimes quadruple: report

A recent analysis highlights the rise in incidents and the critical role of crisis services for LGBTQ+ youth in the wake of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Virginia lieutenant governor offers awkward 'apology' after misgendering trans lawmaker Danica Roem

Winsome Earle-Sears said she meant no offense but that she herself suffered disrespect after she called Roem "sir."

Virginia sued over Glenn Youngkin’s anti-transgender student policies

The ACLU filed two legal actions against the Republican governor’s education department.

Georgia hearing: Only anti-trans proponents allowed to speak; those against raise hands

In a hearing in Georgia on Senate Bill 88, a bill that restricts LGBTQ+ curriculum in schools, Republicans only allowed people from Gays Against Groomers and Log Cabin Republicans to speak.

Soldiers from prestigious U.S. Army unit charged with stealing Pride flags in Virginia

A community rallies behind an LGBTQ+ couple in south Arlington, transforming the neighborhood into a beacon of solidarity and support, after soldiers allegedly stole their Pride flags.

Transgender Virginians can breathe a sigh of relief after Democrats defeat all GOP anti-LGBTQ+ bills

With Democrats in control of the entire state legislature, LGBTQ+ Virginians retain protections and dignity in health care and education in the commonwealth.

Restore Roe: Biden and Harris warn supporters what a second Trump term could mean for bodily autonomy

The president, the vice president, and their spouses delivered this message loud and clear at the "Restore Roe" rally in Virginia on Tuesday.

Virginia college students are running a thrift store for transgender and nonbinary people

Transgender people looking to change up their wardrobes are often met with financial barriers, but Dell Thrift and Pantry at the University of Lynchburg is working to change that.

Virginia Democrats move to amend state constitution to protect marriage equality

Efforts are underway to repeal the state constitution’s antiquated same-sex marriage ban, aligning state law with federal rulings and securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community.

Beloved Virginia Beach-area LGBTQ+ advocate killed by drunk driver, police say

Shelby Riddick-Walker was struck and killed by a vehicle going the wrong way in a tunnel.

Richmond Maintains Perfect Score in LGBTQ+ City Ranking

Amid increasing state-level anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, Richmond set a high standard for municipal equality, scoring 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2023 Municipal Equality Index.