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Since Virginia's founding, government institutions have shaped the experiences of its citizens whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or sex characteristics do not conform to societal expectations. In addition to prohibiting sexual acts, lawmakers and courts have determined Virginians' right to marry, become parents, access healthcare and seek legal remedies against discrimination. A panel of speakers will discuss Virginia's LGBTQ+ history through the lens of law and government. Reflecting on discrimination, stigmatization, LGBTQ+ community building and political activism, panelists will speak to the importance of LGBTQ+ voices in the state's civic institutions.


For more information, contact Catherine Fitzgerald Wyatt at 804.692.3999 or


This is a free event. Registration is required. Seating in the Lecture Hall is available on a first come, first served basis. Limited free parking is available in the deck underneath the Library building.

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