On Thursday, September 10, GayRVA.com goes from blog to webmagazine. Readers will see a new layout with more dynamic content and improved navigation.
The new GayRVA.com also debuts a photo campaign painting a diverse portrait of “GayRVA.” The campaign features gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (GLBTQ) Richmonders and allies with the site’s slogan “Out.Spoken.”
Also on September 10, to coincide with the redesigned site, New York Deli hosts a happy hour event from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. To add a social media twist, our Twitter followers will be able to take the conversation online using hashtag #thatgaytweetup. Join GayRVA.com and a few special guests as we come out again.
Who knew starting in March as a small community blog, GayRVA.com would grow up in a matter of months to become a valuable online resource?
“Really, it started over dinner with friends,” Editor Kevin Clay said. “During conversation we wondered why doesn’t Richmond have a gay blog?”
This simple idea turned into a social network with 1000 followers between Facebook and Twitter with the website steadily growing in readership. Combined with monthly events from a Launch Party, to a week of fundraising for AIDSWalk Richmond, to live video blogging at the Watermelon Festival, GayRVA.com has become an interactive tool connecting Richmond’s GLBTQ communities.
Who would have thought it would happen so quick? But lets face it, it’s all been a blur since earlier these cases first saw court dates earlier this year. But now it’s here, same-sex marriage is legal in Virginia, and the folks at the Gay community Center of Richmond, Equality Virginia, and People of Faith [...]