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Southern Hospitality at its Best
Richmond was recently crowned an “All-Star” by the Human Rights Campaign. They said RVA is “boldly leading the way to equality” with a 50-point jump on the Municipal Equality Index. And Trivago says we're “quickly emerging as the gay capital of the south.” Perhaps this is because we were named a top destination at the British LGBT Awards. (Those Brits have always had good taste) The truth is, RVA has had some work done — we’ve been busy creating more inclusive non-discrimination laws, designating a policy advisor to serve as the Mayor’s LGBTQ liaison, and offering transgender-inclusive health benefits for city employees.
We may not be the Richmond you think you knew, but this makeover didn’t happen overnight. For nearly 25 years, RVA has been home to queer youth organizations, a nationally recognized LGBT community center, and the only LGBT-focused theater company in the mid-Atlantic. And in May 2019 we'll be home to the first global LGBTQ Sports Festival, Sports Diversity Jubilee, hosted by Compete Sports Diversity. Score!
Come join us for some riverfront views, a bustling dining scene, world-class museums, and over 33 breweries (and counting), and you’ll really see our pride shine.
See why Richmond has quickly become the LGBTQ capital of the south. Be our guest for an all expenses paid trip to Virginia Pridefest, September 26-29, 2019.* Let us give you an unforgettable experience in an unforgettable city.
- Welcome Reception
- Pre-Pride Party at Kabana Roof Top Bar
- Bus Tour of Richmond Region
- Afternoon: PrideFest
- Richmond Nightlife
* Offer good for one individual only and is non-transferrable