VA PRIDE 2010
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Richmond, VA celebrated PrideFest this past Saturday September 25, 2010. Visible across Kanawha Plaza was a perfect representation of diversity within our river city. There was no lack of color, relationship, gender or sexuality. Warm weather deterred few and the cooler night air accompanied the crowd to the many club festivities that evening.
If you haven’t heard about PrideFest, visit www.VaPride.org for more information. We’ve included an excerpt from their site written by Amy Lockett regarding the meaning of PrideFest:
If Pridefest does anything, it reminds us to celebrate everyone’s unique contribution to society. It provides for us a safe place to celebrate our differences. Pridefest offers us a glimpse into what “can be”. My hope is that the feeling of freedom to be who we are that we have at Pridefest will extend outside of this one day into more days, weeks, months, and years. It reminds us of what we are fighting for everyday… that comfortable, safe environment that we all deserve to exist in. So get to know one another. This is your community. These are your friends. And remember, you have every right to be who you are:
To be fabulous.
To be healthy.
To be outspoken.
To be generous.
To be spiritual.
To be protected.
To be happy.
To be proud.
To be YOU.
The below pictures, courtesy of Eric Russell, capture moments that will last a lifetime for those who attended their first PrideFest, yours truly included.
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The folks at Virginia Pride kicked off their Pride season over the weekend with an event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Performances included My Darling Fury, Trunk Show Band and Toxic Moxie. We were also on site trying to get folks in the Pride spirit by asking them a simple question – “What does Pride mean [...]June 28, 2016
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