10 Years of 'Love is Love' at UVA: See How This Valentine's Day Tradition Began

 

Ten years ago, a group of University of Virginia students and administrators came together around Valentine’s Day to send a simple message of support to LGBTQ students. “Love is love.” The phrase stems from a national movement for LGBTQ rights and has grown in usage and recognition over the past decade, especially around the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. “We wanted to make a broad statement that would recognize those communities, include many different identities and mean a lot to a lot of people,” said Ed Warwick, who in 2009 was coordinator of student services at UVA’s LGBTQ Center. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Caroline Newman)