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Announcing 2.WHOA!

Posted in News & Views, Site Announcements, Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 2, 2009 by GayRVA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Thursday, September 10, GayRVA.com goes from blog to webmagazine. Readers will see a new layout with more dynamic content and improved navigation.

The new GayRVA.com also debuts a photo campaign painting a diverse portrait of “GayRVA.” The campaign features gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (GLBTQ) Richmonders and allies with the site’s slogan “Out.Spoken.”

Also on September 10, to coincide with the redesigned site, New York Deli hosts a happy hour event from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. To add a social media twist, our Twitter followers will be able to take the conversation online using hashtag #thatgaytweetup. Join GayRVA.com and a few special guests as we come out again.

Who knew starting in March as a small community blog, GayRVA.com would grow up in a matter of months to become a valuable online resource?

“Really, it started over dinner with friends,” Editor Kevin Clay said. “During conversation we wondered why doesn’t Richmond have a gay blog?”

This simple idea turned into a social network with 1000 followers between Facebook and Twitter with the website steadily growing in readership. Combined with monthly events from a Launch Party, to a week of fundraising for AIDSWalk Richmond, to live video blogging at the Watermelon Festival, GayRVA.com has become an interactive tool connecting Richmond’s GLBTQ communities.

New Facebook Page for GayRVA.com

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , on August 14, 2009 by GayRVA

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We’ve just created a Facebook Page for the site to keep you connected with what’s going on in the community.  Become a fan of GayRVA.com to receive status updates in your Facebook newsfeed.  Why a page and a group? The page allows you to interact and discuss content on GayRVA.com. We’ll still be utilizing the Facebook Group for event invitations and important announcements, so be sure to spread the word about both.

LIVE WEBCAST :: Watermelon Weblounge at Babe’s of Carytown Starting Sunday @ 10 a.m.

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , , , , , , on August 4, 2009 by GayRVA

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Click Here for Live Blogging Starting Sunday @ 10 a.m. Catch the scene from Carytown’s Watermelon Festival as we capture the nitty gritty live from the patio at Babe’s. We’ll be webcasting from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., so make sure you come out to see what all the action is about. Monday morning, we’ll have a transcript of our live blogging session featuring interviews with the locals and of course, all the dish on those crazy melon outfits. Bring it.

GayRVA Makes The Scorecard

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , on June 17, 2009 by GayRVA

plus6The Launch Party made Style Weekly‘s scorecard. +4 for us…yeah baby!

A launch party for GayRVA.com draws a packed, diverse and rowdy crowd to New York Deli to celebrate the new local blog. Same location, different night, a smaller crowd gathered for the new Jewish-themed blog, OyVeyRVA.com.

Read the full posting here.  Maybe we can partner with the Jewish blog on our next event!

More Launch Party Photos from Style Weekly

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , , on June 13, 2009 by GayRVA

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Style Weekly has posted pics from Thursday night to their Facebook fan pageCheck ’em out.

Launch Party Brings Out Cross Sections of Community

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2009 by GayRVA

Big thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s launch at New York Deli.  And also a big thank you to our friends at Style Weekly, RVA Mag, Melissa Chase, Dayne, and the folks at Q94, Richmond.com, and House candidate Tom Shields for coming out to the party.  Thanks to the Richmond Outsider for the kind words.   xoxo.

The blog has been a much needed source of information for the community, which hasn’t really had a great media outlet, especially one on the web. The site has had a wonderful response from community leaders and members alike since its birth in March 2009.

The Richmond Outsider will be contributing content to GayRVA starting Monday with a review of last night’s Indigo Girl’s show.  Now, we’re off to D.C. for some live blogging of Capital Pride.  You can also catch the updates via our twitter.

Jenny Trembley of Sweetist Thing Bakery made a fabulous GayRVA cake.

Jenny Trembley of Sweetist Thing Bakery made a fabulous GayRVA cake.

GayRVA.com Founder Kevin Clay with the Rocky Horror Picture Cast.

GayRVA.com Editor/Founder Kevin Clay with the Rocky Horror Picture Cast.

Magnolia and Olivia from Varietease Burlesque made an appearance.

Magnolia and Dolli from Richmond Varietease made an appearance.

Mike Maszaros of Gay Pride VA, Robert Key of Fan Free Clinic, and Sharon Husbands were ready for the party.

Mike Maszaros of Gay Pride VA, Robert Key of Fan Free Clinic, and Sharon Husbands were ready for the party.

Special thanks to Andrew Cothern for the photos.

We’ve got more photos of the event in our Flickr Pool. We’re sure you’ve got some that you’d like to add too. GayRVA readers can go and upload photos for possible use in future GayRVA posts. Register on Flickr, go here, and click “Join This Group” on the top right. Hit “send to group” on the photos you’d like to add. New photos added to the pool also show up on the right side of our homepage at GayRVA.com.

Launch Party Tonight!

Posted in Site Announcements with tags , on June 11, 2009 by GayRVA

If you haven’t heard, there’s a little party going on tonight at New York Deli.  The free dance party open to the public starts at 10 p.m.  Come out early to grab your spot.   See you there.

GayRVA Launch Party