Lack of representation has consequences, as LGBTQ elected officials are best positioned to defend against anti-LGBTQ legislative attacks
Law protects LGBTQ seniors in long-term care facilities from discrimination & mistreatment based on sexual orientation & gender identity
The censorship sparked immediate outrage by some LGBTQ groups while others fearful of escalation remained silent.
“Diversity is really important to our district… Our district is a leader when it comes to helping and supporting students.”
“We wanted to be there “to show our pride openly and honestly and receiving the love back from the people in the street is the best."
Mehta points out this type of rhetoric is quite likely to inspire violence against the LGBTQ community by one of Shelley's followers
"It's important to me to actively participate with a platform and space for the LGBTQ community. I want to make a difference and be a leader"
On that day in June 1978, it felt as if the rainbow had always been a symbol for the LGBTQ community, it just hadn’t revealed itself...
"We don't need corporate sponsors or fancy floats and bands or even contingents of LGBTQ clubs and organizations"
Northam further encouraged Virginians to participate in Pride month activities to be hosted by his administration and community organizations