Let’s Show That Virginia is for ALL Lovers; Straight or Gay

Sculpture with the word LOVE

Lynchburg’s new LOVE sculpture, created by local artist Paul Clements

The Virginia tourism campaign wants to get the public involved in helping to promote that, as the slogan says, “Virginia is for Lovers.” The tourism board created a hashtag #LOVEVA and a Facebook page as well. There is even a special section on the tourism website devoted to specially designed LOVE artwork. The campaign encourages people to take photos of themselves with the artwork and upload it:

We’re out to prove that “love is at heart of every Virginia vacation” in a BIG way by having giant “LOVE” artworks pop up in many different and unexpected places across Virginia. Check out our map of where you and your family can add more LOVE to your vacation and be sure to share your pictures on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter or Instagram with #LOVEVA

Let’s show that love is at the heart; no matter if you are straight or gay.

If you’re a gay couple or family, tell your story through the Virginia is for Lovers Facebook page. Tweet and Instagram it out using the #LOVEVA hastag. Let’s be visible. Let’s use this campaign as another example to tell our story; to help change hearts and minds in the Old Dominion and bring it into the modern era. Let’s use love as a way to get Virginia on the right side of history.

Learn more about the Virginia is for Lovers #LOVEVA campaign

Learn more about Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriage equality

Learn more about the lawsuit challenging Virgina’s ban on gay marriage equality

In doing my research for this article, I discovered something that made me chuckle a bit. The “Virginia is for Lovers” campaign started in 1969, the same year as the Stonewall Riots.

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