Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GayRVA One Year Anniversary

Richmonders came out to celebrate LGBTQ community website GayRVA.com's first year up and running. GayRVA devotes it's coverage to gay news, entertainment and nightlife and their celebration of the website's first anniversary benefited the Fan Free Clinic. Members of the all-girl DJ collective Cherry Bomb were spinning all night while young men in their skivvies handed out cupcakes and burlesque dancers titillated the packed bar. Kevin Clay, founder and editor of GayRVA, kicked off the night and introduced Patrice Wallace of Senator Mark Warner's office who congratulated the website on a year of service to the LGBTQ community. A major feature of the event was giving out the Out.Spoken Richmonder of the Year Award who's recipient was chosen by the website's advisory council. Four moms accepted the award. They raised 14,000 dollars for Jewish and LGBTQ groups targeted by members of Westboro Baptist Church, who visited Richmond in March of this year. The group now runs a website aiming to instruct others on how to respond to negativity by fund raising.

Gay RVA Founder Kevin Clay
A Message from Senator Mark Warner
The Recipients of the Out.Spoken Richmonder of the Year Award-Pennies in Protest

Photos by John Garcia.

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