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.”
Gay Community Center of Richmond’s Art Gallery is currently exhibiting Clocked Out, a show that features artist who work at Diversity Thrift. The show aims to explore the complexities of being an artist, while maintaining a full-time job, and how this conflict affects their art. The routine of a 9-5 job is not the only [...]