Sending a big gay welcome to the athletes of the Diversity Sports Jubilee. For nearly 25 years, Richmond has been home to queer youth organizations, a nationally recognized LGBT community center, and the only LGBT-focused theater company in the mid-Atlantic.

You’ll see us shine when you dine at the gay-owned and James Beard nominated L'opossum, stroll Carytown’s mile long stretch of LGBT-welcoming shops, and watch drag queens come out to brunch after dancing your way through Saturday night.

Outdoor lovers, there are dozens of parks, hiking trails, and other recreational spots along the river within city limits and more amazing scenery nearby, from the Dutch Gap Conservation Area and Point of Rocks in Chesterfield County to Echo Lake Park in Henrico.

And don’t forget to have a ball.

Yours truly,
Richmond, VA

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Photo by    Wes McQuillen of Colorful Richmond

Richmond’s on the map as a hot culinary destination.  The region is yours to explore.  James Beard nominated chef, and OutRVA Insider, David Shannon brings you a world of colorful and eclectic cuisine at L’opossom — or — get down-home southern faire at Comfort or Pasture.

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