Virginia Pride Announces Date and Location for PrideFest 2015

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VA Pride to hold its 2015 PrideFest on Brown's Island in Richmond on Saturday, September 12

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We saw an opportunity to grow the event in 2014, and we're already seeing PrideFest 2015 shaping up to be an even more incredible event for the LGBTQ community of the Commonwealth and its allies.

Virginia Pride (VA Pride) is proud to announce that this year's annual PrideFest will be held at Brown's Island in Richmond, VA on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Virginia Pride was founded by a group of loyal and active community members in the mid-70's, with a goal to bring awareness of the community, promote diversity and enable unity among the Richmond LGBTQ community members. Today, Virginia Pride's scope is statewide, and its annual PrideFest, which began as a small community event at the Farmer's Market, has evolved into a 10,000+ person celebration of the Commonwealth's vibrant LGBTQ community and its allies.

This is the second year that PrideFest will be held on Brown's Island, allowing the event to accomodate the growing demand for capacity. PrideFest, as always, is family-friendly, free and open to the general public, regardless of how you identify. RVA Youth Pride, which began in 2014 with the move to Brown's Island, will coincide with PrideFest and feature a youth and family-focused lineup of entertainment.

"We are so excited to bring PrideFest back to Brown's Island in 2015." said Vice President Brian Reach, who also chairs Virginia Pride's Marketing Committee. "We saw an opportunity to grow the event in 2014, and we're already seeing PrideFest 2015 shaping up to be an even more incredible event for the LGBTQ community of the Commonwealth and its allies."

Interested volunteers are encouraged to contact volunteer(at)vapride(dot)org, or visit http://www.vapride.org/volunteer. Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring Virginia Pride, becoming a vendor at PrideFest, or otherwise showcasing their business's commitment to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to contact sponsor(at)vapride(dot)org and vendor(at)vapride(dot)org, respectively. A sponsor/vendor prospectus detailing vendor rates and the levels of sponsorship available will be released in March and posted on the Virginia Pride website.

For more information about PrideFest, to make a donation, keep up with Virginia Pride's year-round activity, or learn more about the organization and how you can participate, visit the Virginia Pride website and join our mailing list at http://www.vapride.org.

Virginia Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations to Virginia Pride are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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