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It’s 2022 and Two Books Are on Trial for ‘Obscenity’

Two books are currently on trial in Virginia for obscenity. In 2022, that sentence should be shocking. Yet, last month, a Virginia resident initiated obscenity proceedings against two acclaimed books, Gender Queer: A Memoir and A Court of Mist and Fury.

June 29, 2022

Fostering Inclusive Schools for All Hanover Students

The ACLU of Virginia, Equality Virginia, He She Ze and We, the Hanover County NAACP, and Side by Side Virginia are in solidarity with the students who will be harmed by the School Board’s vote to engage Alliance Defending Freedom to review your “Equal Educational Opportunities” (EEO) policy. 

March 20, 2022 LGBT Rights