Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center Flag

Time Period
1925 to Today
LGBTQ+ History

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. 

Flag, Virginia Gay Lesbian Bisexual Community Center Flag, c. 1993. (VMHC 2004.358. Gift of Steven Kent Jones.)