2021 General Assembly Session Kickoff

As the 2021 General Assembly session starts today, Equality Virginia looks forward to defending last year’s historic gains and making new progress on the disparities still facing LGBTQ Virginians.

On Monday, January 11, we hosted our virtual 2021 General Assembly Kickoff where we discussed how Virginians can get involved to support the pro-equality bills we’re organizing around this year, and heard from legislators and advocates involved in moving them forward. Check out this event recap and learn more about our 2021 Equality Agenda from this Washington Blade article!

Looking ahead, we invite you to grab your breakfast and join us every Monday morning during the 2021 GA session for our virtual Bagels & Bills series to stay updated on the state of LGBTQ equality at the Virginia General Assembly! Our first event is this coming Monday, January 18 at 8:00am. Register today for a chance to win a Panera gift card!

Governor’s budget would ensure Medicaid covers transition-related care

We are excited to see the Governor’s budget include a provision that will ensure transgender and non-binary Virginians on Medicaid are able to receive the medically necessary, transition-related care they need. Transition-related care saves lives and enables trans Virginians to thrive!

If it passes, this will be an important step forward for healthcare access and LGBTQ equality in our Commonwealth, so we will be sure to watch this legislation and keep you updated on its progress in the General Assembly. Check out this article from Virginia Mercury to learn more!