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Image via Instagram @repriggleman Virginia Representative Denver Riggleman is dealing with pushback from his political peers after he supported a gay wedding. In July, the Republican representative officiated a same-sex wedding in his district. Riggleman agreed to officiate the wedding because the grooms, Anthony LeCounte and Alex Pisciarino, are former friends and campaign volunteers. “My real belief is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage at all, but if it is, everybody has to be treated equally before the law,” he...

Rep. Denver Riggleman of Virginia appears to be at war with his own party after his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives decided he’s not homophobic enough for them. It all started when Riggleman agreed to officiate a gay wedding over the weekend. According to the Washington Post, the couple volunteered from his campaign a while back and eventually became friends with him. So they asked Riggleman to preside over their wedding on Sunday. NBD, right? Wrong! Apparently, Riggleman’s colleagues didn’t like this...

A bi man donated a kidney to protest the gay blood ban. Currently the FDA bans any man who had sex with another man in the previous year from donating blood. The policy has been criticized by LGBTQ organizations for being based on homophobia. Barton Lynch, 24, lives in Virginia and he regularly gave blood as a way to honor his father, who was diagnosed with cancer when Lynch was in college. But he started dating men as well as women, which...

Great “pride outfits” keep popping up all over social media. Part II of our series features more free people from around the world, in different cities and interpeting the rainbow pride theme in unique ways. These two lads (above) were at The Manila Pride March in Manila, The Philippines (above), the longest-running pride event in southeast Asia. Take a look at some of the outfits that people wore to prides, and don’t forget to check back at GayCities for the final...

The Republican running against out lawmaker Danica Roem has come under fire for her anti-LGBTQ activism that included arguing that marriage equality is a “morally repugnant practice” comparable to slavery. Kelly McGinn (R) is running for Virginia’s 13th District seat in the state’s House of Delegates against Danica Roem, the first transgender person elected to a state legislature after winning her election in 2017. McGinn has been a lawyer, a Congressional staffer for far-right senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), and a movement...
Lexies-Grandmother

A Virginia grandmother went viral after her granddaughter shared the image of a loving gesture. This past weekend, a woman named Lexie tweeted out a picture of her grandmother ironing her bisexual pride flag before she headed out to Washington, D.C.’s Pride. In the tweet, which now has 34,300 comments, 239,000 likes, and 33,000 retweets, she wrote: “I got up this morning to get ready for #DCPride. My grandma walked into my room, looked at my bi flag, and said, ‘Oh, this...
homo

A hardware store in Virginia is facing criticism after an employee there allegedly shouted homophobic remarks at a Boy Scout and his father. According to an eye witness, a worker at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Virginia yelled at the Boy Scout in front of other customers, telling the child to “get out” and that the store doesn’t “support homos.” Carly Hamilton was shopping at the store when it happened. “I thought it was a joke,” she tells WUSA9. “All of a sudden,...
Richard “Scott” Silverthorne

As we reported last week, Fairfax City Mayor Richard “Scott” Silverthorne was recently arrested for offering meth to cops in exchange for sexual favors. In an emotional tailspin ever since getting a cancer diagnosis last year, Silverstone filed for bankruptcy after losing his recruiting job for the National Association of Manufacturers. Following the arrest, he was also let go from his job as a substitute teacher. According to a statement, Silverthorne has now resigned as mayor. His resignation will take effect Thursday. As...

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