Beth Marschak center, with moon shirt and a group of friends pose outside Aunt Sarah's Pancake House on Broad Street after attending a lesbian prom in Photo courtesy Mary Dean Carter. Beth Marschak fourth from left, with necklace and other community leaders at a fundraiser for Richmond Lesbian and Gay Pride and Virginians for Justice now Equality Virginia in the mids Photo courtesy Beth Marschak.
I first discovered the city last year when I was researching underrated hipster cities in America. But besides the hipster vibe, there are actually a number of LGBT-specific things that make Richmond especially gay-friendly. Check it out below.
Harrison grew up in the small farming community of Emporia, Virginia and moved to Richmond as an adult. This week he led a vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting, and here he shares about the significance of gay bars in Richmond. Listen Listening
In fact, the ABC board frowned on such clubs and even closed one for having too many gay patrons. Leo Joseph Koury was a straight man who grew up in the restaurant business in Richmond but presented somewhat like a Jersey gangster, overweight and diabetic and - some say - diabolical. So the bars were the main focus of the gay community.
Babe's has been a staple in Carytown for more than 25 years. Amy Lockett's been going there as long as she can remember, she says: "They are such great people. Their drinks are reasonably priced and they are strong contributors to the community.
Fabulous little pub off the beaten track, great atmosphere, great drink specials. Will definitely Little gay pub with a great atmosphere.
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By Andrew Collins. Although it's not the largest city in Virginia, the historic capital Richmond does have a population of over , and a metro population of more than 1. A prosperous business and government hub with a wealth of exceptional museums, several hip neighborhoods for retail and dining, and a growing GLBT populationthis lively city on the James River has a handful of popular gay bars as well as a few mainstream spots with very strong followings in the community.