Two items discovered at the LGBT Archives at VCU pertain to its Gay Alliance of Students.
One is an October 23, 1974 letter addressed to Miss Brenda Kriegel, then the spokesperson for the Gay Alliance of Students.
The group had requested official registration as a student group at VCU, but this letter from the Dean of Student Life informed Kriegel that VCU’s Board of Visitors had denied their request.
Ultimately, the group filed a lawsuit claiming their rights had been violated. And in 1976, a ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals compelled the group be given space to gather and other basic rights.
The second item is the group’s first newsletter, titled “ The Gayzette” published in November, 1985. Interestingly, 25 cents is handwritten and circled in the upper right corner.
Despite the fact that one in three women have abortions in their lifetime, the long-standing stigma surrounding the procedure still persists. Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Virginia Commonwealth University partnered with Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project to host an event in hopes to help change that. The Abortion Speak Out, which took place Thursday at Firehouse Theatre [...]