"...historic and richly cultured Richmond has a large LGBT community and tourism office that's made a great effort to attract gay and lesbian visitors in recent years."

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"Although it's the capital - and one of the largest cities - of a state with a poor track record when it comes to gay-friendliness, historic and richly cultured Richmond has a large LGBT community and tourism office that's made a great effort to attract gay and lesbian visitors in recent years. Richmond has a handful of very fun gay bars and several hip neighborhoods with welcoming personalities, fun retail and dining, and an impressive arts scene."

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