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The LGBTQ+ Reach: June 13-19, 2024

A Ray of Hope in The Sunshine State On Tuesday, for the first time, a Federal court permanently blocked a law targeting Trans healthcare from taking effect, after issuing a preliminary block last June following passage of the law — Florida SB 254. The ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: June 6-12, 2024

Casa Ruby Founder to Plead Guilty Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado will plead guilty to diverting $150,000 in federal pandemic relief from the nonprofit to her own accounts before fleeing to El Salvador in 2022, The Washington Post reported earlier this week. Capital Pride is This Weekend With the big Capital Pride Parade and Festival […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: May 30 – June 5, 2024

Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2024! Happy Pride! June marks the LGBTQ+ community’s month of celebration and visibility and, with 2024 being the first year without a pandemic emergency declaration since 2019, the events schedule this year is getting crowded! Capital Pride: The 800-lb Gorilla The two main events of the Capital Pride festivities come next […]

Mary Gavin, 2024 Mem. Day Parade Grand Marshal

After 38 years of dedicated service in law enforcement, including 16 with the Falls Church Police Department and 11 years as its chief, Mary Gavin is now embracing retirement and the well-deserved freedom it brings. The Little City isn’t done showing its appreciation for the lifelong public servant however, honoring Gavin with the prestigious role […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: May 23-29, 2024

VA Attorney General, 25 Others Sue Biden Administration over LGBTQ+ Protections Remember Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary under the Trump Administration? Well, on April 19 the Biden Administration rolled back some of the (terrible) changes made to Title IX regulations under her leadership. Title IX provides protection against sex discrimination in education programs receiving federal […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: May 16-22, 2024

FBI, DHS Issue Pride Month Warning Last Friday the FBI and DHS issued a public service announcement (PSA) alerting the public of the potential targeting of LGBTQIA+ related events and venues by foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) or their supporters, whom they say may seek to exploit increased gatherings associated with the upcoming June 2024 Pride […]

Spotlight On Postpartum Mental Health: Recovery and Hope After Loss

By Suzanne Kelly, StoneSprings and Dominion Hospital For a year, Kamaljit (Kay) Aujla had been struggling to make sense of the loss of her second child. The baby, a daughter, was still-birthed, leaving Kay with emotional pain and depression. On the one-year anniversary of the birthdate, Kay tried to end her life. With specialized help […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: May 9-15, 2024

I Cannot Be Held Responsible For My Actions If I See A Black Balloon, Be Warned I turn 40 today, which brings with it all of those tropes and feelings about getting old. As was the case when I was approaching 30, I have spent nearly the entire year overanalyzing every aspect of my health, […]

FCEF, ‘Secret Weapon’ of F.C.’s ‘Secret Sauce,’ Turns 20

Residents of The Little City typically agree that it has a “secret sauce” — something behind its charm that makes such a quaint urban anomaly possible. Though the source of this “secret sauce” is a topic of frequent speculation, the general consensus is that its root is a deeply engaged and interconnected community. “Our ‘secret […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: May 2-8, 2024

UMC Comes to Jesus on LGBTQ+ Inclusion According to Pew Research, there are 155 million Americans who identify as Protestant (84.7 million evangelical, 49 million mainline, 21.7 million historically Black Protestant), by far the largest religious group in the U.S., followed by atheists/agnostics/none/unsure with 78.3 million, then Roman Catholicism with 69 million, then Mormon with […]