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AGLA Welcomes Fairfax Pride President

Brian Reach to discuss possible NoVa Pride and other topics at Sept. 15 forum

The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) will host a community forum Sunday, featuring guest speaker Brian Reach, president of Fairfax Pride. The event will explore Reach’s vision for a Northern Virginia Pride and building coalitions to push for progress on issues of concern to the LGBT community.

Reach is also expected to address a number of other topics, including the need for more HIV-testing outreach in Northern Virginia, anti-bullying efforts in schools, and voter registration as a tool to mobilize LGBT people and their allies.

Admission to the forum is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring travel-sized toiletries or nonperishable food items to donate as part of the organization’s ongoing service projects benefiting the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), an organization providing services for Arlington’s homeless population, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) food bank.

AGLA’s community forum will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Arlington County Central Library Auditorium, 1015 N. Quincy Street, in Arlington. For more information, visit or the event’s Facebook page.

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at

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