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.”
The Richmond Gay Community Foundation is asking for grant submissions from or for nonprofits by Dec. 16, in order to disperse $15,000 to deserving organizations. The Richmond Gay Community Foundation has given a total of over $750,000 to local LGBT and LGBT- friendly organizations. The foundation is strongly focused on the community and their mission, [...]