Virginia lawmakers have passed comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation that advocates say makes the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people.

Virginia Democrats have long pushed to expand the state’s nondiscrimination laws to include protections for gay and transgender people. They think this is the year it will happen.

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As 2020 draws closer, the debate in Washington about the Census is heating up.

Hundreds of members, and allies, of the transgender community will be in Richmond this weekend for one of the only trans conferences on the east coast.