The first Black Pride RVA happened July 20-22, 2018. This inaugural Black and LGBTQ event is the first official event of its kind in Richmond, VA and even in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We had people from all over the commonwealth and beyond be a part of history in the making by coming out to one or all of the planned events. The theme for our historic moment was Pride with a Purpose. Our goal of the weekend events charged us to educate, embrace and celebrate the unique lived experiences of the Black LGBTQ community.