Now 25 years later, the Gay Community Center of Richmond plans to bring new life to that project by republishing the message on a billboard overlooking the center’s location off I-95.
The billboard in 1987.
“That year a small group of activists came together to spread a message of understanding and compassion,” president Jay Squires said in astatement on the GCCR site. ”Raising money through small donations they paid for a campaign to educate Richmonders about a simple fact of life – that gay people were their neighbors, their colleagues and their family.”
Join Richmond’s LGBTQ community, the GCCR, and People of Faith for Equality in Virginia for a social event at Carytown’s New York Deli this evening at 5:30 PM. Last nights announcement by District Judge Allen Wright has sparked a firestorm of excitement throughout the commonwealth and this is your chance to come out and share [...]