Virginia Legal Protections FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Guides
In 2020, Virginia’s LGBTQ community won historic and life-changing gains in legal equality. Among these victories, Virginia is now the first state in the South to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces. This unprecedented win is possible thanks to three decades of work by countless community advocates like you, as well as by Equality Virginia, local and national community partners, and pro-equality legislators. LGBTQ Virginians can proudly live, love, learn, and work in a more inclusive Commonwealth where they are protected from discrimination in their daily lives. Visit our LGBTQ legal protections page to get an overview of all of the ways the law now protects LGBTQ Virginians.
After these achievements, EV worked with trusted local and national partner organizations to create guides outlining Virginians’ current legal protections. These guides cover frequently asked questions about the many ways Virginia law protects the LGBTQ community. Check out these helpful guides to inform yourself and your community on your rights in every aspect of life in Virginia from hospital visits to schools and everything in between. Please share these resources widely in your community and networks to help all Virginians know their new rights.