Niecy Nash
Subscribe To
The Advocate
Scroll To Top


Jerry Paul Smith of Blacksburg, Va., was beaten to death May 31. A man he met on Tinder is charged with second-degree murder.

June 10 2021 4:51 PM

Del. Glenn Davis, who is seeking to become lieutenant governor of Virginia, says that's defamation. But some courts have said it's not.

May 05 2021 3:49 PM

Gov. Ralph Northam has signed the bill authored by Del. Danica Roem, making Virginia the 12th state to restrict the defense's use.

April 01 2021 8:29 PM

The Gloucester County School Board is appealing a ruling that found restrictive policies like the one it subjected Gavin Grimm to were unconstitutional.

February 19 2021 5:17 PM

Ryejon Lee was arrested on outstanding warrants for robbery and use of a firearm in commission of a felony, and additional charges are pending.

December 14 2020 3:35 PM

Simms is at least the 39th trans or gender-nonconforming American to die by violence this year.

November 30 2020 4:23 PM

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (pictured) says he looks forward to defending the law in court.

October 02 2020 7:12 PM