"The stereotype of Richmond, VA to us Yankees is that it was the capital of the confederacy, unsafe for the LGBT traveler, and all together backwards. It's easy to have stereotypes about places you've never been, but it doesn't make them true. For example, thanks to the hit TV show Jersey Shore, the rest of the nation, and even parts of Europe, assume all people from New Jersey behave in a similar fashion.
Of course, we proud New Jersey queers know the truth, and the same is correct for Richmond. It is actually, a smart, sophisticated, beautiful, fun, entertaining, queer-friendly city, which has much in store for the LGBT traveler."