History of Hampton Roads LGBTQIA+

Hampton Roads Pride not only provides inclusive gatherings for building connections, but we also document and reflect upon our own communities' histories and accomplishments. Dr. Charles H. Ford, professor of history at Norfolk State University professor and a long-time board member, has launched a local LGBTQ film series, named "Red Lights and Civil Rights." The first two installments on our website under Media & Resources focus upon Norfolk's Ghent neighborhood and the City of Hampton. We hope eventually to have films covering all seven cities with at least three more featuring various parts of Norfolk. See below for those first two films:


Norfolk - Ghent