We are in Richmond, Virginia. This morning we left Washington DC and headed out to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. We drove through the mountains and soaked in the beautiful scenery. It was an amazing drive, but the van had a hard time making it down the mountain. I need to get the breaks checked tomorrow.
Then we drove to Richmond to sit down with some folks from Equality Virginia (EV). We had a great conversation about the progress being made in their state. They are working on a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace. Many people just don’t know that gays and lesbians can be fired from their jobs simply for being who they are. The folks at EV are great and are doing amazing work. It was an honor to meet with them.
We also met a great guy working with the Virginia Join the Impact group. That was fun for me since I’m a co-chair of Join The Impact MA. We talked shop for a while and he agreed to be on camera. The interviews are going well. We are quickly learning to use the equipment, while making only minor mistakes….I hope.
Special shout out to our new friend Mayme. She just started blogging on a new website for LGBT Virginians, GayRVA.com. Check out the site and send some love her way.
Tomorrow we head to Charlottesville , VA to meet with some more Virginians!