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Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center Flag

07/18/2014

One in 8.5 Million

Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center Flag

In 1993, as a response to high suicide rates among Virginia’s gay, lesbian, and bisexual residents, a group of concerned citizens began discussing the creation of a community center that could serve as a meeting place and sanctuary. After two years of planning—which included designing this banner—the group disbanded before a center could be built. Currently there are numerous regional LGBTQ community centers—including the Gay Community Center of Richmond—that serve people throughout the commonwealth.

Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center Flag

Flag, Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center Flag, c. 1993 (Virginia Historical Society, Gift of Steven Kent Jones, Accession number: 2004.358)

 

The Virginia Historical Society has been collecting since 1831. Included in our unique collection are 8-million processed manuscripts, 200,000 books, 290,000 prints and photographs, and 32,000 museum objects documenting the daily lives and times of all Virginians. The object featured here offers one opportunity to look into the past. Millions more treasures await you at our headquarters in Richmond, by appointment at Virginia House, and online at vahistorical.org.

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