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Major Motion Picture “PRIDE” Screening in Charleston, WV

“PRIDE” is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the

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Elkins passes nondiscrimination measure

Elkins passes nondiscrimination measure March 20, 2015 By Chris Lee – Staff Writer ( , Inter-Mountain ELKINS – Equality was the central theme of a resolution before Elkins City Council Thursday – and in the end, an almost equal number of votes were cast on either side of the issue. With approximately 150 concerned citizens

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Elkins to consider resolution

Elkins to consider resolution Groups formed for and against nondiscrimination proposal March 18, 2015 By Chris Lee – Staff Writer ( , Inter-Mountain ELKINS – A group fighting to make Elkins a more inclusive town has gathered considerable community support in preparation for this Thursday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting, where Council will vote on

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Anti-LGBT Bills Defeated in West Virginia, Fairness and Equality Prevail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2015 Fairness West Virginia: Carling McManus | | 617-240-7311 HRC: Stephen Peters | | 202-423-2860 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – On Saturday in West Virginia, the legislative session came to an end at midnight, in effect killing extreme anti-LGBT bills which had failed to move forward – including a bill

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Youth Mental Health Protection Act Introduced in WV Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2015 WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH PROTECTION ACT INTRODUCED WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fairness West Virginia (“Fairness WV”) is pleased to announce the introduction of House Bill 2885, the “Youth Mental Health Protection Act,” which would prevent the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy by licensed mental

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Fairness Arrives in Thurmond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2015 CONTACT Carling McManus 617-240-7311 SOUTHERN W.VA. TOWN SMALLEST IN U.S. TO PASS LGBT PROTECTIONS CHARLESTON, WV – Fairness West Virginia (“Fairness WV”) is pleased to announce that Thurmond, WV is the smallest town in America to pass an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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2015 Fairness Day of Action Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19th, 2015 Contact: Carling McManus, Fairness West Virginia 617-240-7311 BIPARTISAN RALLY FOR FAIRNESS AND NONDISCRIMINATION CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, Fairness West Virginia held a press conference and rally at the West Virginia State Capitol. For the first time since the organization’s founding in 2009, the annual press conference featured a

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2015 Fairness Day of Action Media Advisory

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Fairness WV Day of Action Bipartisan Press Conference & Rally in support of Nondiscrimination CONTACT: Carling McManus, Fairness WV Communications,, 617-240-7311 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fairness West Virginia will hold a Press Conference on Monday January 19 in the Lower Rotunda at the WV State Capitol in support of nondiscrimination and the fair

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PRESS RELEASE: Fairness to Rally for Nondiscrimination at the WV Capitol

For Immediate Release January 15, 2015 Contact: Carling McManus 617-240-7311 LGBT RIGHTS GROUP TO RALLY AT STATE CAPITOL CHARLESTON, W.Va – Fairness West Virginia is pleased to announce the schedule and lineup for its 2015 Lobbying Workshop and Day of Action to take place January 18th and 19th in Charleston. On January 18th, Fairness

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2015 Fairness In Action Events

  Every year since our founding in 2009, Fairness supporters have rallied at the West Virginia State Capitol to let lawmakers know that LGBT rights matter and this year will be no exception. On Martin Luther King Day – January 19th – we will meet in Charleston to lobby our state Senators and Delegates on

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