Tag Archives: Virginia

VA Elects First Openly Gay Black Candidate

Via the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund: Last night, while most political onlookers were watching the race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Indiana and North Carolina, a Virginia resident quietly made history as he became the state’s first openly LGBT African-American elected to public office. In his first bid for elected office, Lawrence Webb won a seat on …

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Mildred Loving, 68

Mildred Loving, the black woman whose fight against Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage led to the Supreme Court overturning all such laws nationwide, has died at age 68. Loving’s cause of death was not disclosed. Loving and her white husband, Richard, changed history in 1967 when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld their right to marry. The ruling struck down laws …

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Virginia Is For (Twink) Lovers

Responding to “citizen complaints” about this in-store poster, Virginia Beach police charged the manager of the local Abercrombie & Fitch outlet with displaying “obscene materials in a business that is open to juveniles.” Police say they only acted after store management refused to heed previous warnings. The cops took the poster away to use it as, uh, evidence. Yeah, that’s …

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Poofter Rolls On

Pam Spaulding reports that the Virginia DMV has relented and will allow one-time Larry Craig trick David Phillips to keep his “POOFTER” vanity plate. Phillips: “This morning the Virginia DMV notified me by phone that I can keep my POOFTER plates. This after I returned directly to the head of the DMV the generic plates supplied with their hate letter, …

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Mayor Dirtwoman

JMG reader Rob hipped me to the Richmond, Virginia mayoral candidacy of Donnie Corker, aka Dirtwoman, a locally-reknowned transvestite who has promised to dress in drag every day if elected. I’m going to get all the prostitutes off the street,” says Corker, who once made his living alongside them. “I’m going to work with the City Council people. And I’m …

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