GayRVA’s Most Read Stories of 2013
What a year, right? It’s been a journey for us all. Lots has changed, some things still haven’t. But we kept at it here at GayRVA and tried to bring you the news and views that affected us all here in Richmond and in the Central Virginia region. So, here’s the list of what you all read the most. It was a pleasure, folks, and we look forward to 2014!
Looks like the injustice of one Louisa County Judge stood out this year, and we were proud to be able to share Jacob Haley’s story.
A trans-man from Louisa County, Virginia, has been denied a name change by a Circuit Judge who, contrary to current Virginia law, said medical documentation was required for legal name changes. Read more…
It was a farce, but when we reported on a ‘leaked’ new Daft Punk song, the internet exploded.
There was a mix of love and hate for this write up on the comet-like success of Steve Grand, and our commentary on his success seemed to touch a lot of people. Grand’s appearance at NU later that year was pretty interesting as well, peppered with red bull, whiskey and covers.
The “explicit sex scene” might have been enough to draw eyes, but our movie critic Jerry Williams found “Kill Your Darlings,” a biopic of gay poet Alan Ginsburg, a pretty insightful piece of cinema.
The trashy, but decent, Netflix original Hemlock Grove managed to suck about 15 hours of our lives away, but it could have been worse, it could have been season 3 of Dexter.
The sad story of Charlottesville native Sage Smith has still not been resolved, but she was remembered at this years Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Sadly, Sage Smith was not the only local trans women of color lost in Central Virginia this year. Amari Hill was murdered in Richmond’s South Side just days before the 2013 TDOR.
Orange is the New Black was another outstanding Netflix original. Though their attempts at capturing lesbianism accurately might be up for debate, our interview with one of the shows star’s, Lea DeLaria, really pleased our readers.
It was a pleasure and an honor to speak with Indigo Girls’ singer Amy Ray. It’s rare you meet someone so personable and friendly, but it looks like we’re not the only people who enjoyed the interview!
The dispute over the future of DC’s Batwoman and her proposed marriage to another female sent ripples through the comic world. Caitlin E. Bridges write up took a look at DC’s long history of breaking up happy couples, traditional and otherwise.
Cadence Theatre Company’s most recent show, Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies and directed by Rusty Wilson, centers around Jonathan Waxman, a successful artist from Brooklyn, who is visiting London for an exhibition of his work. While in the UK Jonathan, played by Neil Brookshire, decides to call on his former muse and girlfriend, Patricia, played by [...]October 29, 2014
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- Diversity Richmond President honored along with mayor elect Stoney at TD event
- Split comedy EP recording is last stop before local comic undergoes bottom surgery
- Orlando City Soccer Club dedicates stadium seating section to Pulse nightclub victims
- ‘After Orlando’ unites theatre companies around the country (and here in RVA) to honor lives lost in the nation’s largest mass shooting
- FKA Twigs hosted a free dance class in Baltimore and made a documentary of it