Welcome to Gay and Lesbian Richmond

History. Open for all.

In Virginia’s Historic Richmond Region, four centuries of history and vibrant modern-day culture come together, making for an unforgettable getaway.

Passport magazine says this about Richmond: “If what you’re looking for is a city rich in history and alive with the arts, where culture, fine dining, and gracious living are supplemented by a gay-friendly sensibility that extends from its major institutions to gay-dedicated cultural pursuits … if what you are looking for is, in a word, a surprise … then think about Richmond.”

LGBT visitors will find the Richmond Region’s neighborhoods, corner restaurants and shops very welcoming. Carytown offers up nine blocks of locally owned, gay-friendly shops and restaurants, several of which are gay owned, featuring a great LGBT nightlife scene.

Mild weather makes a visit to the Richmond Region fantastic anytime of year. In the fall, the community partners together for Rainbow Over Richmond, a series of events running September through November that explore and celebrate LGBT and LGBT-friendly culture and community. Highlights include PrideFest, happening September 24, and Gay Days at Kings Dominion, Richmond’s fun-filled amusement park. Complete details are available online at

No matter when you visit, you can immerse yourself in thought-provoking art and culture, historical sites, stylish cuisine and shopping, and impressive architecture. Savor lunch or dinner at a hip restaurant in the Museum District, the Fan or the River District. Attend a musical or theater performance. Enjoy the great outdoors along the James River or at a lush garden. Party until the wee hours enjoying our LGBT nightlife.

From luxury hotels to quaint B&Bs, Richmond offers a vast selection of accommodations, including several TAG certified properties. Getting here is easy, thanks to the Richmond International Airport’s nearly 200 daily flights and our central setting on the East Coast.

Embark upon your own unforgettable journey to the Richmond Region.

Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

History. Open for All.

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