Equality Loudoun engages in advocacy on local and state issues in the interests of our community. We communicate with elected officials and editors, provide voter information to our readers, maintain an archive of media and internal reports, and participate in Equality Virginia’s annual Lobby Day in Richmond.
The Cypress Project
In the early hours of July 29, 2006, a group of vandals caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a gay couple’s home, destroying landscaping, pouring accelerants, and painting anti-gay slurs across the property. The Cypress Project was co-founded by Equality Loudoun to provide support for those targeted by anti-gay hate crimes in Virginia. More »
Public School Drama Policy
Overview: In February, 2005, a student written and directed play was performed at Stone Bridge High School. The play, Offsides, explored the experience of a high school football star who came to the realization that he was gay. The Eastern Loudoun Delegate at the time, Dick Black, along with other elected officials and local representatives of national anti-gay organizations, orchestrated a protest that embroiled the community for months. The outcome was a policy governing theatrical presentations adopted by the Loudoun County School Board. More »
In partnership with Equality Virginia and other Virginia advocacy organizations, we track the proposed legislation that impacts the GLBT community and encourage citizen lobbying.