Dr. Rav iPerry and Terrie Pendleton

In celebrating our past, Diversity Richmond made history during the month of February. In partnership with The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, we formally recognized Black LGBTQ History, something that has never been done in Richmond before.

Kicking off the month-long celebration with the Black and Bold Awards on February 3, we hosted a number of workshops and activities, celebrating the lives of the Black LGBTQ Community. The workshops ranged from Dr. Ravi Perry's discussion on Black Queer Politics to Powerful S.I.S.T.A: Celebrating LGBTQ Women of Color.

In addition to The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia,
we acknowledge the following community partners for
making the recognitions so successful:

Mrs. Tasha Chambers, Dr. Ravi Perry, "Miss Community" Clovia Lawrence, Desiree Roots, Rev. Rueben Boyd, Jr., Rev. Lacette Cross, Rev. Kenny Callaghan, Rev. E. Taylor Doctor, Faith Restoration Church, Third St. Bethel A.M.E., Metropolitan Community Church, Nationz Foundation, T Gurlz Rock, UGRC - Us Giving RVA Connection, Chevelle Moss-Savage, Christina Hairston and Angelique Scott.

Pictured: Diversity Richmond board member Dr. Ravi Perry and Terrie Pendleton