Pride in Pictures Through The Years, Page 1

Richmond Pride Coalition

Richmond's first Pride March took place in 1979 - the 10th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion. Pride events in Richmond have always been produced by dedicated volunteers. For years in the 1990s and into the new century, the Richmond Pride Coalition took the lead. In 2006, Gay Pride Virginia reinvigorated the festival, and gave it a statewide focus. Today, GPV has been restructured as VAPride. The 2010 festival will be held September 25, 2010.

Enjoy these photos of Pride events through the years.

1998

Pride events in 1998 included a march through the Carytown shopping district in Richmond. At that time, Carytown was home to the majority of Richmond's LGBT clubs. Today, Babe's of Carytown continues to anchor the neighborhood. Credit - Richmond Pride Coalition.

Stepping Out

Stepping out

2003

For several years in the early 2000s, the Richmond Pride Festival was held at Festival Park downtown. The 2003 festival was held days after Hurricane Isabell, when much of the city was without power, and fallen trees still littered the festival area. We were Proud to be strong! Credit - JS.

Richmond Rainbow Social Club

Richmond Rainbow Social Club

2004

Back at Festival Park. After Isabell's participation in the 2003 festival, 2004 saw record crowds showing their Pride. Credit - JS.

Reiffel and Jones

Rob Reiffel and Bob Jones of Prime Timers Central Virginia

Anti-Gay Protest
Steve Moore

Noted comedian Steve Moore (left) is one of Richmond's most dedicated LGBT activists.

Howard Dean Supporters

Political campaigns know where to find the voters.

Rev. Robin Gorsline
Jon Klein
Fan Free Clinic Volunteers

Fan Free Clinic volunteers.

Great Entertainment

Great entertainment!

Michael Gooding

Michael Gooding, Managing Director of Richmond Triangle Players.

Marcus Miller 2

Marcus Miller (right), owner of the Barcode club, and a founder of Richmond Triangle Players.

Sirena Sparkles

Sirena Sparkles, Richmond's most colorful performer.