“If God Wanted Us All to be Together, He Would Have Made Us all the Same”
When I was a child, I heard a minister say that. He was using scripture to justify racial segregation. Civilized people now know statements such as that to be based on ignorance. But, as difficult as it is to believe, that same ignorance abounds.
Several localities around the country have adopted what has become known as “conscious clauses,” legislation, based on religious beliefs that legally allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
One of our June programs is an opportunity to learn more about these tactics and how we can best respond when they are introduced in Virginia. Equality Virginia‘s James Parrish and local attorney Bary Hausrath will discuss how other localities have addressed this movement.
And you can’t miss a major fundraiser for us and ROSMY when the talented entertainers for the Imperial Court of Washington, D.C. perform on June 21.
On June 25th, SAGE is hosting a program no one will want to miss. Also at Richmond Triangle Players, we will celebrate the history of the local LGBT movement. Folks from every generation will share stories about our local journeys.
The largest paper in the city, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, honored one stand out citizen from RVA for the second year in a row today, and while mayor elect Levar Stoney took the big prize, Diversity Richmond’s President Bill Harrison was among those nominated. “I’m quite humbled I am one of the most blessed people I [...]