The Richmond Triangle Players (RTP) just recently closed on an extended and sold out run of Cabaret. The story of Cabaret takes place in Nazi Germany prior to World War II. A young bisexual American goes to Berlin to experience and to write. His wide-eyed excitement upon arriving turns dark as he realizes that he is helping the Nazi Party by trafficking contraband and money from France to Germany. When he finds out that his first friend in Germany is an enthusiastic Nazi Party member, and his new friend, a Jewish merchant, is being threatened by the coming rise of fascism, his dream world falls apart. The final scene shows the concentration camp and the characters we have just grown to know. The last vision as the stage lights dimmed was the Emcee of the cabaret standing in the camp wearing the infamous yellow Star of David with a pink triangle.
“As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.”
- President Obama’s proclamation declaring June as LGBT Pride Month
LGBT Pride is in full swing across the Commonwealth, country and world! First, we wish to thank the Town of Herndon for proclaiming June as LGBT Pride Month. Linh Hoang, our Executive Vice Chair accepted the LGBT Pride Month Proclamation from the Town of Herndon on our behalf.
In the coming weeks, we will be sharing information at the following events:
August 23 – Hampton Roads Pride
September 6 – Equality Breakfast
September 13 – Charlottesville Pride
September 21 – Roanoke Pride
September 27 – Virginia Pride
October 1 – LGBT Forum in Chesterfield County
It appears that the Fourth District Court of Appeals are poised to strike down Virginia’s Constitutional ban on same sex marriage. The hour-long hearing inside the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals featured a lively back-and-forth between three judges and the attorneys representing both the same-sex couples who filed suit on behalf of a larger class of LGBT Virginians, as well as those representing a local county clerk who does not want to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
On Sunday, the LGBT Democrats of Virginia will host Pancakes & Politics with Rep. Jim Moran in Arlington. For those of you who do not know our history, the Virginia Partisans and LGBT Democrats of Virginia have hosted many events and raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of equality minded candidates for the last 20 years.