Richmond native Kevin Clay launched the website as a blog in March 2009. His early outreach to organizations such as the Gay Community Center of Richmond and the Richmond Triangle Players, combined with old-fashioned hustle — a launch party just a few months after the blog started brought 300 guests to the New York Deli — seemed to pay off. It signaled the site’s arrival to leading players, advertisers and community members seeking an outlet in a still-conservative town for news related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community.
“To gain that amount of momentum that quickly has been very humbling,” says Clay, a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate.
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