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Virginia legislature passes sweeping carbon reduction plan

The Washington Post reports that the Clean Economy Act will create many new employment opportunities in wind and solar industries as the state’s utility companies are now mandated to use only carbon-free electricity by 2050.

Virginia becomes first Southern state to ban conversion therapy for minors

On Monday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill that made Virginia the 20th state to ban the practice for minors.

Virginia and New York enact first laws demanding mental health education

The Empire State's law, which was reportedly written in 2015, says mental health is €œan integral part of our overall health and should be an integral part of health education in New York schools."

Virginia Politics Danica Roem of Virginia to be first openly transgender person elected, seated in a U.S. statehouse

The race focused on traffic and other local issues in suburban Prince William County but also exposed the nation's fault lines over gender identity.

Police departments in the 7 cities of Virginia have all appointed LGBT liaisons

Police in Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach had already created the position. Local law enforcement agencies are taking proactive steps to foster a relationship with the LGBT community and establish an ongoing dialogue to better serve the community.