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GayRVA X VA Pride 2017 PrideFest Guide Hits The Streets Today

Find it around town, online, or at VA PrideFest this Saturday!

Marilyn Drew Necci | September 21, 2017

VA PrideFest is a celebration of the power, spirit, and creativity of the Commonwealth’s LGBT citizens, and this year’s VA Pride Guide will showcase our vibrant community in fine style! Now more than ever, solidarity is important in order to strengthen the gains the LGBTQ community has made in recent years, and continue working towards a brighter future. With a history of uniquely LGBTQ-centered coverage dating back to 2009, GayRVA–which remains the only journalistic advocate for the Richmond and Virginia LGBTQ community–is the ideal partner to work with VA Pride yet again on this publication.

Pride is first and foremost a celebration of LGBTQ community, and VA PrideFest is very much in that spirit. Music, art, and culture have long been the focus of GayRVA and our partners at RVA Magazine, which has a decade-plus history of its own unparalleled local coverage. This partnership guarantees plenty of entertaining content relating to much more enjoyable topics, helping to remind us all exactly what it is we’re so proud of.

Plenty of serious issues still face the LGBTQ community in 2017, though, and you can also expect this guide to include more of the unique and extensive coverage of LGBTQ issues and community that has become our hallmark over the past decade. We will spotlight those working to turn the tide against the discriminatory backlash LGBTQ people have faced in recent years, and to feature the voices of those within the local community who deal with the struggle on a day-to-day basis. Check out the brand new VA Pride Guide 2017 online right here:

VA PrideFest doesn’t take place until this Saturday, but you don’t have to wait until then to check out the brand new VA Pride Guide. The Guide is currently being dropped off with a variety of local retailers and community spots–you can pick it up in all these places:

Ellwood Thompson’s
Side By Side
Lucky 13 Tattoo
Rider Boot Shop
Plan 9
Can Can
Tap 20 Tavern
Nine Roses
Alamo BBQ
Burger Bach
Sacred Waters
Side by Side
Richmond Triangle Players
Richmond Tourism
Loose Screw Tattoo
Health Brigade
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Shepard Street Tavern
Weezie’s Kitchen