Organizers expect thousands to turn out for the 2014 Pride Festival in Lee Park on September 13. Photo courtesy Amy Sarah Marshall

Taking pride: Family festival celebrates diversity

This week marks our first-ever pride issue—just in time for Charlottesville’s Pride Festival this weekend. Check out our other feature stories on deciding whether to marry as a gay couple, on UVA’s lack of gender-neutral housing for trans students, and on what it was like to be gay at CHS in the ’90s. When Amy […]

A sober-yet-still-cynical Justin Townes Earle plays cuts from his new album Single Mothers at the Jefferson on Sunday. Photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

Justin Townes Earle avoids the artistic slump of maturity

The highlight of the back half of Justin Townes Earle’s Single Mothers, the 32-year-old singer-songwriter’s superlative fifth record, is “White Gardenias,” a tribute to one of Earle’s favorite musicians, jazz singer Billie Holiday. Holiday seems an unlikely inspiration on Earle, who’s nominally an alt-country troubadour. But a close listen to the way he sings on […]

Queer and allied gender-inclusive fraternity Sigma Omicron Rho hosted a “BBQueer” last week to kick off a year of advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. Photo: Rammelkamp Foto

Where do you live as a UVA first-year if you’re trans?

This week marks our first-ever pride issue—just in time for Charlottesville’s Pride Festival this weekend. Check out our other feature stories on deciding whether to marry as a gay couple, on what it was like to be gay at CHS in the ’90s, and on the  festival itself. The dorms at the University of Virginia became […]