Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of a new task force focused on "showcasing Virginia as an LGBT-friendly destination" at the VA-1 Tourism Summit earlier today. The task force, led by Secretary Jones, will be comprised of LGBT community members, business owners and industry leaders. The group will provide recommendations on how to make Virginia more welcoming and inclusive to LGBT visitors.
“We’re unified by one common goal: to make Virginia a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family," said Governor McAuliffe. "We have an opportunity to build upon the progress Virginia made this year in achieving marriage equality and ensure that visitors across the globe know that the Commonwealth is open and welcoming to all."
The Commonwealth’s annual VA-1 Tourism Summit focuses on ways to maximize Virginia’s tourism potential, was held at Hyatt Regency Reston with more than 400 people from all sectors of Virginia’s tourism industry in attendance. The Governor's announcement is a big win for Virginia and OutRVA!
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