For as long as I can remember, Richmond has had a small but vibrant GLBTQ community -- though it seemed that the early 90s were among the brighter years commercially with a plethora of restaurants and nightclubs (and the incredibly awesome bookstore, The Phoenix) serving the entertainment needs of the community. Almost two decades later, and it looks as if Richmond has two media outlets focused on providing news and commentary for the Central Virginia GLBTQ population.
With help from local leaders, business owners, and citizen contributors, GayRVA.com will be an independent voice representing all sectors of a diverse community.
In addition to making me more comfortable with my own cliched headline by creating one of its own, GayRVA has revealed that a new print publication has hit the streets of Richmond. Outlife is published by the Richmond Media Group, and will come out six times a year:
The glossy publication by the Richmond Media Group made its debut at Saturday’s Equality Virginia dinner with a prototype placed at each attendee’s seat.
Outlife not only features articles ... but also advertising from GLBT friendly businesses. The magazine plans to publish six issues per year and will be distributed for free around town, but subscriptions will be available for $12 annually.