The GCCR has done a lot of work over the last year, and a lot of that was thanks to input they received from LGBTQ Richmonders at a meeting held last fall.
This year they are reaching out to the community again, looking for new goals, ideas, and people to help. Below is a brief press release from GCCR ED Bill Harrison giving some more details for the event. Please come out and make your voice heard. We’ll see you there!
The Richmond Gay Community Foundation is hosting a “Community Conversation” on Saturday, September 21st, 2:00-4:00 PM at the Richmond Gay Community Center, 1407 Sherwood Avenue. The meeting will be held in the event hall.
The purpose of the meeting is to help strategize the Foundation’s future. Last autumn, through a partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University, the Foundation coordinated a community-wide survey to better gauge what the community needs from their local LGBT organizations. Highlights of the assessment will be shared at the meeting followed by a discussion of how the next steps in the long range strategic planning should proceed.
“And so when Jack came out to me, he told me about a gay bar in Richmond, the Dial Tone. And he said ‘I know a couple hundred gay men,’ and I thought to myself, ‘he’s really a liar, because there’s not 200 gay men in America.’”