External News

Richmond City Council passes trans-affirming shelter policies

We’re thrilled to announce the Richmond City Council passed Resolution 2020-R072 last night with strong, unanimous support!

The resolution affirms the right for transgender and non-binary Richmonders to access safe and affirming shelters, and calls for the city’s shelters to adopt policies to that end. Check out this article to learn more!

This resolution helps Richmond to implement the Virginia Values Act, the state law banning discrimination against LGBTQ people in public accommodations (including shelters), housing, and employment!

This action establishes a model for how cities and counties across the Commonwealth can comply with the Virginia Values Act’s promise of equal treatment for all Virginians in daily life!

hank you to the mayor and city council members for their support. This work also would not have been possible without the action of dozens of LGBTQ+ and allied organizations throughout Richmond who have advocated for this change for months (and even years)!