VIRGINIA LGBTQ CIVIL RIGHTS BILL COULD BE BLUEPRINT FOR LGBTQ PROTECTIONS IN THE SOUTH: Last Thursday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates approved a landmark bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in areas including housing, employment and public accommodation. “When I first got here, we had people who were hostile to LGBTQ people, then we had people who were personally very welcoming,” said Virginia […]