Tag Archive | Virginia

US: ‘Target’ Store Workers Petition Against Funding Anti-LGBT Politicians

US: ‘Target’ Store Workers Petition Against Funding Anti-LGBT Politicians

‘Target’ workers demand that Target executives stop funding anti-LGBTQ and anti-worker politicians American local ‘Target’ store workers, based in Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, have been struggling to hold Target executives accountable for continuing to fund hate-based politicians, despite the executives promising to stop doing so several years ago.  The workers have started a petition entitled: […]

US: Trans Court Hearing Set Amid Fight Over Trump Nominee

US: Trans Court Hearing Set Amid Fight Over Trump Nominee

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a major dispute on transgender rights for March 28, when the U.S. Senate is set to be in the midst of a political fight over President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vacant seat on the bench. By March, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate is likely to be […]

VA Governor Signs Order Protecting LGBTQ People In Public Services

VA Governor Signs Order Protecting LGBTQ People In Public Services

Yesterday (5th January) the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Equality Virginia praised Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for signing an executive order extending protections that exist on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for state employees to contractors and in the delivery of state services. “While anti-equality politicians are introducing legislation targeting LGBTQ people, Governor McAuliffe […]

Listen: Desert Tundra – Virginia

Listen: Desert Tundra – Virginia

In our Thursday music slot this week, we feature Desert Tundra, the alternative/poprock alter-ego of singer-guitarist, Janet Jelena, and her new single, Virginia. Hailing from Herndon in Virginia, a northern surburb of Washington DC, she is now based in Los Angeles, to further her musical career. Here she sings her latest single, Virginia, a soulful […]

HRC Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Decision on Transgender Restrooms

HRC Disappointed in Supreme Court’s Decision on Transgender Restrooms

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in the US expressed disappointment in a decision yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a lower court’s order forbidding a Virginia school district from enforcing its discriminatory ban on transgender students using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The 5-3 order in Gloucester County School Board v. Grimm […]

US: Trans Gavin’s Case –  ‘All I Want to Do Is Be a Normal Child and Use the Restroom in Peace’

US: Trans Gavin’s Case – ‘All I Want to Do Is Be a Normal Child and Use the Restroom in Peace’

Joshua Block, Senior Staff Attorney, LGBT & HIV Project at ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) wrote last Wednesday (21st) about the case of Gavin, a sixteen-year-old transgender from Virginia in the US: “A few minutes ago, we filed our opening brief in our appeal of Gavin’s case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

US: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeals Against Gay Marriage

US: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeals Against Gay Marriage

Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Virgina, Utah, and Indiana can proceed with same-sex marriages now, as nine judges of the Supreme Court have refused to hear appeals from those states against gay marriage. This allows the circuit court decisions, which had struck down the bans in those states, to stand.

Watch: Reactions to Virginia’s Knockdown of Equal Marriage Ban

Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was recently deemed unconstitutional by a federal appeals court, in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia. According to Associated Press, the judges at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, ruled 2-1 that the American state’s ban against same-sex marriage, and denying recognition of such unions […]

Watch: LGBT News Round-Up for July 29

Colin Fallesen presents the PinkSixty LGBT News round-up for Tuesday, July 29. Stories featured today include Virginia’s equal marriage ban being declared unconstitutional; the One Scotland LGBT equality campaign and much more. EILE Magazine hosts PinkSixty News reports, each weekday afternoon on eile.ie. For more information on PinkSixty News, visit their website.