Author Billy George jests in the Northeast, it’s easy to perceive Richmond as the still-antiquated former capital of the Confederacy, but concedes that New Jersey has had its own problems with negative regional stereotypes. Describing his recent visit to the city, George singles out various Richmond institutions for praise, including the Linden Row Inn, Maury Place at Monument,The Empress, Chez Foushee and Richmond Triangle Players.
“Richmond showed us Jersey boys some true Southern hospitality. It breaks all negative stereotypes and is fun for the old and the young,” asserts George. “So cancel your trip to NYC and book a room at the Linden Row Inn. Richmond is calling your name. I know it’s calling me to come back.”
Ted Heck, a name familiar to many trans and LGBQ community members, will speak at April’s Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meeting. Heck serves as the contract administrator for HIV prevention grants and as the transgender services coordinator at the Virginia Health Department. In addition, he edits and produces the Virginia Transgender Resource and [...]