Legislators introduce wide range of bills affecting Virginia’s LGBT community

MEDIA ADVISORY!  CONTACT: Kirsten Bokenkamp, Equality Virginia, [email protected]; 804-643-4816   What:              Press Conference on the 2015 LGBT Equality Agenda When:             Tuesday, January 20th at 9 a.m. Where:            General Assembly Building, House Briefing Room Who:   James Parrish, Executive Director, Equality Virginia; Senator Adam Ebbin; Senator Barbara Favola; Senator Donald McEachin; Senator Jennifer Wexton; Delegate Patrick Hope, Delegate Rob Krupicka; Delegate Ken Plum; Delegate Marcus Simon; Delegate Scott Surovell.  Additional legislators have been invited to attend. Why: The Legislators will discuss legislative priorities: ending discrimination in public employment and housing, including LGBT individuals in Virginia’s hate crime law, updating Virginia’s code to reflect marriage equality, and banning gay conversion therapy  for Virginia’s youth. ### Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians.  Since 1989, EV has worked to end discrimination, protect families and build safe communities.  More information is online at EqualityVirginia.org.  Connect on Facebook.com/EqualityVA or Twitter @EqualityVA.