Northern VA Pride

Northern VA Pride Northern VA Pride (NOVA Pride) - LGBTQ+ Pride for the Greater Northern Virginia area Northern VA Pride (NOVA Pride) exists in order to bring together the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community of the greater Northern Virginia area, including Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington and Prince William Counties and its independent cities therein.
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NOVA Pride is the trade name for Fairfax Pride Inc, which is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

NOVA Pride is the trade name for Fairfax Pride Inc, which is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Mission: The primary purposes of Northern VA Pride (NOVA Pride) are to: 1. Build towards an Annual Northern Virginia Pride Festival, showcasing the talents and assets of the LGBT community and its allies, and sharing LGBT culture with the community at-large. 2. Educate the community at-large about LGBT issues, raising awareness and mitigating prejudice and discrimination. 3. Educate the community at-large about scientific findings regarding the LGBT community and LGBT individuals. 4. Empower the LGBT community to defend its human and civil rights secured by law, and promote the expansion of these rights. 5. Enhance the visibility and involvement of the LGBT community, both within the LGBT community and with the community at-large, fighting neighborhood tensions through social activity and volunteerism.

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Stonewall Sports
11/20/2020

Stonewall Sports

Today is #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance. Every year, we observe #TDOR by remembering those we have lost due to racism, sexism, and transphobia.

In 2020 we have seen record numbers of violent crimes and murders of trans and gender non-conforming people in the US.

Our mission and goal at Stonewall Sports is to provide safe spaces for queer athletes and people to feel respected, appreciated, and valued. It is through advocacy and allyshhip that we are able to create and ensure this kind of safety.

Please join us in observing Transgender Day of Remembrance. Together, we must all work to be better allies and advocates for our trans and nonbinary family.

For more information on how to be a better trans ally, visit https://www.glaad.org/amp/beginners-guide-being-ally-to-trans-people.

#StonewallProud #StonewallSports

09/19/2020

As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, we do not endorse candidates or legislation.

HOWEVER. We ABSOLUTELY endorse VOTING. And this is a very important election!

SO. 🏳️‍🌈 🇺🇸 🏳️‍🌈 🇺🇸 DO YOUR CIVIC DUTY AND VOTE! 🗳

*SHARE* this FAR and WIDE, Northern Virginians!!!

For the November 3, 2020 General Election, Early Voting has begun through 10/31!

If you requested an absentee ballot, YOU CAN STILL VOTE EARLY IN PERSON! You will just need to fill out a form (they have them at the locations) saying you didn’t receive or lost it - or you can bring in your absentee ballot to be destroyed. PLEASE NOTE: if you receive an absentee ballot and do not vote early, on Election Day you will have to vote provisionally (not good) if you don’t turn in your absentee ballot.

WHEN AND WHERE TO VOTE EARLY:

CITY OF ALEXANDRIA:
Early voting M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm at the Office of Voter Registration & Elections.

Address:
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314

ARLINGTON COUNTY:
Early voting M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm at Courthouse Plaza.

Address:
2200 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

CITY OF FALLS CHURCH:
Early voting M-F, 9:00am - 4:00pm at City Hall.

Address:
300 Park Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046

CITY OF FAIRFAX:
Early voting M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm at City Hall Atrium (east entrance facing George Mason Blvd)

Address:
10455 Armstrong St
Fairfax, VA 22030

FAIRFAX COUNTY (INCLUDES TOWN OF HERNDON RESIDENTS):
Early voting M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am - 5:00pm at Fairfax County Government Center.

Address:
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Suite 323

CITY OF MANASSAS:
Early voting M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm in the Old Town Hall building.

Address:
9025 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110

CITY OF MANASSAS PARK:
Early voting M-F, 8:30am - 4:30pm at City Hall.

Address:
One Park Center Ct
Manassas Park, VA 20111

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY:
Early voting M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm, and Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm (noon)

Addresses (you can go to ANY location):

Prince William County Office of Elections, 9250 Lee Ave., Suite 1, Manassas

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 2731 Caton Hill Road, Woodbridge

Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Road

09/15/2020
Drag Queen Story Hour

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THIS is the love we love to see! via @inthenow by mamajillwallace (TikTok) #dqsh #dragqueenstoryhour #protecttranskids #protecttranslives

Loudoun United PRIDE NIGHT is TOMORROW, 8/29!Loudoun United and NOVA Pride would like to welcome the LGBTQ+ Community of...
08/28/2020

Loudoun United PRIDE NIGHT is TOMORROW, 8/29!

Loudoun United and NOVA Pride would like to welcome the LGBTQ+ Community of Northern Virginia to a special PRIDE NIGHT match TOMORROW, 8/29 at 6:30pm! NOVA Pride members enjoy a special $15 ticket price by visiting https://bit.ly/LoudounUnitedPrideNight2020.

Feel free to share this with all the Soccer Fans in your life!

Full Event Details:
• Match: Loudoun United FC vs. New York Red Bulls II
• Cost: $15 via the button/link provided in this email
• Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2020Time: 6:30pm
• Location: 42095 Loudoun United Drive, Leesburg, VA 20175
• SAFETY INFORMATION:
Masks Required for All Fans
Socially Distant Assigned Seating
Fan Capacity Limited to 20%

For more information, please contact Michael Pugh with Loudoun United at [email protected] or 202-655-288.

We hope you're staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. We can't wait to celebrate with you again!

-NOVA Pride

PS: Feel free to share this post!

Join Loudoun United for their Pride Night match on Saturday, August 29th, with discounted tickets for NOVA Pride members...
08/17/2020

Join Loudoun United for their Pride Night match on Saturday, August 29th, with discounted tickets for NOVA Pride members! Masks required, socially distant assigned seating, reduced capacity.

For tickets, visit https://bit.ly/LoudounUnitedPrideNight2020

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first pride march! 🏳️‍🌈
06/28/2020

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first pride march! 🏳️‍🌈

Michelle Obama
06/27/2020

Michelle Obama

Five years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the right to same-sex marriage. That evening, thousands of people gathered to celebrate in front of the White House, decked out in every color of the rainbow. Malia and I couldn’t just sit inside and watch this moment pass us by. So we snuck past the Secret Service agents in the White House, past our wonderful kitchen staff and into the humid air of a D.C. summer night. We joined in with everyone as anonymously as we could, just two more proud Americans cheering on progress and the simple—and newly constitutionally protected—fact: love is love.

I’ll never forget that evening. Not only was it the culmination of decades of hard work and struggle from countless LGBTQ+ activists, it had come during a particularly heavy week for many Americans. Earlier that day, Barack and I had attended the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney in Charleston, South Carolina. Here was another instance of thousands of people coming together—this time in mourning of the nine beautiful souls we lost at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church—to share in their grief, their resilience, and their hope for a better world. It was a terrible tragedy, bound up in the sin of racial hatred. And yet—we all left that service overwhelmed by grace. Amazing grace.

Thinking back to that day reminds me of how much strength we can find in one another, in good times and in bad. We’ve seen it again over these past few weeks. Our grief and anger have been channeled into passionate protests. Lifelong organizers and first-time marchers of all backgrounds are joining hands and pushing for change. And we’re beginning to have new conversations, and see the start of some real, measurable progress. It makes me think back to nights like this one, five years ago today—a night that reminds us that the fight is worth it. Because a fairer, more just, and more loving world is always possible.

06/16/2020

After yesterday’s SCOTUS ruling (which was arguably a bigger deal than marriage equality), we’ve been thinking a lot about the implications of the broad interpretation of how the law applies over time, even if in an unintended way.

We believe the path to securing housing protections for LGBTQ+ folks was essentially established as a result of the ruling, and encourage the ACLU of Virginia / ACLU and other organizations to make this case.

We also want to make sure that we reiterate, every time a “win” happens for our community, that we take a moment to celebrate, but also to reflect on other groups that have been denied justice repeatedly over the course of history.

Please take this win and apply the energy you feel to the continued fight for justice - not only LGBTQ+ equality, but also true justice and change for our black and brown brothers and sisters, citizenship for our DACA neighbors, an end to voter suppression, services for those experiencing mental illness, an end to over-incarceration, the underpaid, accessibility for those with physical and sensory challenges, impairments, or disabilities... housing for the homeless, sanctuary for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, humanity and compassion for refugees and immigrants, assistance and compassion for individuals experiencing addiction struggles...

...ultimately anybody - ANYBODY - that is still not experiencing the full benefits of citizenship in a society that is poised to be the leader when it comes to progress and diversity, but often falls short.

We are fighting for a just society. This is cultural change that does not end with LGBTQ+. We are only as free as the least free among us. Being an advocate requires allyship for those experiencing other injustices. Allyship is a part of the package. It is also a lifelong commitment.

Commit. Keep up the fight. We certainly will. Please join us.

Love hard. Fight hard. Live free and proud. You are WORTHY of love and equality no matter who you are.

#BlackLivesMatter #NotDoneFighting #CitizenshipforDACArecepients #PrioritizeMentalHealth #IncarcerationIsNotTheSolution #CommunitySupportMatters #FindTheFunds #AllyshipIsForever #KeepMovingForward #RightAndWrongNotRightAndLeft #Intersectionality #LGBTQ #MakeGoodOnThePromiseOfAmerica #ImmigrantsMakeAmericaGreat #UnityThroughDiversity #JusticeForAll #InclusionAndCompassion #Vote #EndVoterSuppression

GREAT news after a pretty nerve racking morning waiting to hear the decision. This is HUGE!https://www.nbcnews.com/polit...
06/15/2020
In landmark case, Supreme Court rules LGBTQ workers are protected from job discrimination

GREAT news after a pretty nerve racking morning waiting to hear the decision. This is HUGE!

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/supreme-court-rules-existing-civil-rights-law-protects-gay-lesbian-n1231018

The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status.

Pride month is about equality and justice. We will not tolerate injustice anywhere we see it. Black Lives Matter. We may...
06/14/2020
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Pride month is about equality and justice.

We will not tolerate injustice anywhere we see it.

Black Lives Matter.

We may not have festivals and parades this year, but we will have Pride and stand up for what we are all about.

Diversity. Inclusion. Justice. Love.

This year, the LGBTQ+ community is PROUD to focus on intersectionality and stand with our black and brown brothers and sisters.

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Have you purchased your Pride month merch? Show your solidarity and support by wearing your colors loud and proud as a c...
06/12/2020

Have you purchased your Pride month merch? Show your solidarity and support by wearing your colors loud and proud as a cape (upon request we will include a fastener!) or by hanging your flag at your front door... or as a not-so-subtle gift to a less than affirming neighbor. It’s Friday - anything goes!
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In honor of Pride Month, we are proud to partner with Equality Loudoun to bring pride to your doorstep. Pride as we know it began when black trans women pushed back against the bigotry and oppression showed by police at Stonewall. Today and every day we need to loudly and proudly honor those who gave us our freedom and ensure that we remember and those lives lost in the name of hate while actively working to prevent violence on black and brown humans.

Pictured here: Philly Trans Flag, Hate Will Not Win, and Coexist.

Available at www.novapride.org/merch

In honor of Pride Month, we are proud to partner with Equality Loudoun to bring pride to your doorstep. Pride as we know...
06/04/2020

In honor of Pride Month, we are proud to partner with Equality Loudoun to bring pride to your doorstep. Pride as we know it began when black trans women pushed back against the bigotry and oppression showed by police at Stonewall. Today and every day we need to loudly and proudly honor those who gave us our freedom and ensure that we remember and those lives lost in the name of hate while actively working to prevent violence on black and brown humans.

Pictured here: Philly Trans Flag, Hate Will Not Win, and Coexist.

Available at www.novapride.org/merch

The #LGBTQ+ Movement and Pride as we know it began with a riot. Black, brown, and trans persons who risked their lives a...
05/31/2020

The #LGBTQ+ Movement and Pride as we know it began with a riot. Black, brown, and trans persons who risked their lives at Stonewall to defend our rights to live authentically. We stand in solidarity with the recognition that one’s race should not endanger them, one’s gender should not hinder them, one’s sexuality should not isolate them. Equality and equity are essential for freedom.

To all those protesting, we wish you safety.

#BlackLivesMatter

“If it’s already been more than two days since the last time you had sex, you can stop straight away,” said Hodson.If yo...
03/30/2020
Do you need to take PrEP every day if you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus?

“If it’s already been more than two days since the last time you had sex, you can stop straight away,” said Hodson.

If you need to start taking PrEP again the advice is to take two tablets at least two hours, but ideally 24 hours, before sex.

Another dose should be taken 24 hours after sex, and another 24 hours after that. This is referred to as the 2-1-1 strategy.

Hodson said: “The evidence suggests that ‘event based’ PrEP, adopting a 2-1-1 strategy, is as effective for cis men as daily PrEP.”

PrEP can be taken on demand by certain people during periods when you aren't having sex, including when you're self-isolating because of coronavirus.

Cute!
02/19/2020

Cute!

Sent in by @max._.istrans!

‪@northernvapride is proud to represent LGBTQ+ youth and their families @HRC ‘s #TimetoTHRIVE ! Come see us at Table 24!...
02/14/2020

‪@northernvapride is proud to represent LGBTQ+ youth and their families @HRC ‘s #TimetoTHRIVE ! Come see us at Table 24! ‬

02/05/2020
Virginia Democrats on Twitter

WOW. Go Danica! Make this viral, NOVA!

Share it!

“Take three minutes and watch @pwcdanica give an AMAZING speech defending a bill to ban discrimination against LGBTQ+ Virginians. This is what Democratic leadership looks like. https://t.co/cpt1JgL91r”

12/02/2019

Today is #WorldAIDSDay . As an organization centered around advocacy, education, & celebration we advocate for the end of archaic practices seen by the 90s fear, we support informed education about safe-sex practices, and we celebrate the lives saved while honoring those lost. In solidarity with the victims AND the survivors we will always stand.
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Beautiful
11/06/2019

Beautiful

For #transformationtuesday - the last 3 years, 4 months at a time. Transition is a marathon run in slow motion. I remember taking my first dose of HRT, and immediately thinking - now what? Turns out this process is about 99.9% waiting. That said, the rest of the time isn’t wasted. Work on yourself - therapy, meditation, friends, relationships - and continue to live your life. It’s incredible how the changes still are happening at almost 3 years on HRT.
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#transformation #beforeandafter #timeline #transgender #trans #transwoman #transvisibility #transisbeautiful #transvengers #thisiswhattranslookslike #girlslikeus #wontbeerased #transpride #pride #lgbt #lgbtq #life3point0

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/os-ne-pulse-memorial-museum-design-chosen-20191030...
10/30/2019
Winning Pulse memorial and museum design announced

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/pulse-orlando-nightclub-shooting/os-ne-pulse-memorial-museum-design-chosen-20191030-lepnygxr3vg2ree3d2ugm5o7rq-story.html

Vowing to create a “sanctuary of hope and healing,” the onePULSE Foundation announced Wednesday morning a design for the Pulse memorial that includes a tranquil reflecting pool and 49 trees encircling the remains of the club and a separate, towering museum that “rises like a budding flower,”...

‪Today is the 1st National Transgender Children Day. May *THEY* live to see the day that they are seen authentically; as...
10/26/2019
National Transgender Children Day - National Day Archives

‪Today is the 1st National Transgender Children Day. May *THEY* live to see the day that they are seen authentically; as valid, valued, and valuable. May they find happiness and feel safety. And may that happen soon before we lose another precious life. https://bit.ly/36aJKmW

National Transgender Children Day is a day to honor the transgender children in families.

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7918 Jones Branch Dr, Ste 300
McLean, VA
22102

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Northern VA Pride (NOVA Pride) intends to rally Northern Virginia as a part of the greater Commonwealth, turning attention, at times throughout the year, away from DC and instead towards Richmond, where many decisions regarding LGBT life in VA are made. The use of the NOVA Pride page is governed by the NOVA Pride Acceptable Use Policy -- www.novapride.org/terms

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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Please let the youth in your life who might benefit from joining an inclusive, virtual, social group know that we are meeting tonight, 7-8 pm. The zoom link is already posted on the event page. Feel free to pm me with questions. https://fb.me/e/cCMqJ0E1h
If you haven't had a chance to check out the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville VA, this is a great opportunity. Join us for an open mic night with acclaimed transgender poet Robbie Dunning. Bring your own poems filled with your own pain, journeys, and thoughts and help us support a unique and powerful voice.
Celebrating LGBTQ History Month at the Fairfax Museum "GAY FAIRFAX" A presentation in the Second Sunday series at the Fairfax Museum Sunday, October 13, 2018-- Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center - 2p.m. Historian John Olinger will interview Bart Forbes, founding member of "Gay Fairfax," a pioneering television newsmagazine program in the 1990s and its legacy for LGBTQ civil rights in Northern Virginia. Forbes and Olinger will also discuss the broader LGBTQ civil rights movement in Northern Virginia. The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center is at 10209 Main Street (Little River Turnpike) in Fairfax City, VA. “But Gay Fairfax will always be remembered for its closing motto: ‘And remember to keep the pride alive!’ ” -- Susan Sturgeon, GAY FAIRFAX: A HISTORY Contact: 703.385.8414
Tickets to DC’s Different Drummers’ Fall Concert are now on sale! All are welcome! 🎶🎺🥁🎷🚩🌈
D.C.’s Different Drummers proudly announces our upcoming charity fundraiser, featuring the comedic Off-Broadway show of Dixie Longate’s Tupperware Party, on Sept. 19th and 20th at Arena Stage at Washington, D.C.’s SW Waterfront. All are welcome!
Hi Northern VA Pride- You’re invited to join us at a Summer Swap Shop on Friday, August 9 from 2:00-6:00 PM at Wunder Garten (1101 First St NE). The event will bring together people from the DC community to trade clothing, shoes, and accessories. Bring items in any condition - ‘unswappables’ will go to our textile recycling table hosted by DC Sustainable Fashion Collective. Entry is free and the venue is dog, kid, and bike-friendly. Join us for swapping, live music, great food trucks and drinks! Learn more at http://bit.ly/summerswapshop2019
2019 Twin Oaks Queer Gathering is coming up Aug 2-4 in Louisa, VA and we'd love to have y'all come participate! Please check out www.twinoaksqueergathering.org for more info :)
Is there a date for 2019 yet?
Has NOVA Pride decided what day they will hold Pride this year? Richmond moves their Pride back a week to the 28th.
Thank you guys for the flag and cup. It was a pleasure hosting the film watching in our theatre last night.