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Fifty years ago this month, one event catalyzed the gay rights movement and inspired Norfolk’s second biggest party of the year.

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Several local organizations have events planned this week as a tribute to those impacted by the tragedy in Virginia Beach. See the list of events.

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In light of the tragedy in Virginia Beach, WHRO is suspending our planned membership drive programming this week on TV-15.

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"There are no words to convey the sheer sadness we are feeling for the families involved in yesterday’s tragedy in Virginia Beach," said Bert Schmidt, WHRO President and CEO.

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

Let's Eat

Cooking Tips • Recipes from Area Chefs • Restaurant Reviews • Seasonal Delights Find out more

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