Our mission is simple: Unite Virginia promotes equality through storytelling. We provide the LGBTQ community and its allies a unified voice in Virginia’s evolving cultural, economic and social narrative.
Unite Virginia promotes equality through storytelling.
We invite you to join the conversation! If you have any great article ideas, would like to submit a story of your own or would like to join the Unite Virginia Team, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make your voice heard!
Unite Virginia's Team has extensive business, journalism and public relations experience. Our vast network of contributors, editors and professionals represents commercial, community and public interests across Virginia and the nation. Unite Virginia's staff and associates include:
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
Justin Ayars, JD
Managing Editor & Creative Director
Kimberly Nikole Welsh
Doug Carleton | Carl Knoblock | Bob Witeck
National Sales Representative
Yasir Afzal | Ariell Branson | Kevin G. Costanzo | Max Manchester
Christian Meade | Charlie Williamson
International Student Fellow
1342 Flynn Road
Richmond, VA 23225
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Unite Virginia, LLC is an apolitical organization and family-friendly. Our content is designed to encourage community, cultural and economic conversations that connect communities and promote equality across Virginia, DC and beyond.
Russell P. Allen
Justin Ayars, JD
The Honorable Betsy B. Carr
Member, Virginia House of Delegates
Jason M. Gilmore
Rev. Jeffery D. Harris
The Honorable Maurice A. Jones
Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Carl B. Knoblock
Amy-Sarah Marchall, MFA
Benjamin W. Mason
The Honorable Terence R. McAuliffe
Governor of Virginia
Virginia Delegate of the 11th District
George M. Smith III
Professor John A. Zinn III
Jonathan C. Zur
The Honorable Adam P. Ebbin
Member, Virginia Senate
Unite Virginia can be picked up for FREE at various events and at our vast, growing network of distribution partners throughout Virginia:
Ellwood Thompson's, Richmond Region Tourism, VCU Brandcenter, Capital Ale House, Gather, Greater Richmond Chamber, Richmond Triangle Players, Diversity Richmond, Nacho Mama's, Sticky To Go Go, Mongrel RVA, L'OPOSSUM, Union Bank & Trust (Carytown), Virginia Tourism Corporation, Barcode, Babes of Carytown, Godfrey's, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Refuge For Men, Virginia Opera, Richmond CenterStage, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond Ballet
Hampton Roads/ Tidewater Region
Visit Norfolk, Decorum Furniture, The Palace Shops & Station, Hampton Roads Pride, Stove, VisitVABeach.org - Your Guide to Virginia Beach, Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Barry's For Hair, Ferguson Center for the Arts at Christopher Newport University, Tysinger Motor Company, Downtown Hampton, ACCESS AIDS Care/ The LGBT Center of Hampton Roads, Virginia Opera, The Hurrah Players, The Little Theatre of Norfolk, Bowmans Garden Center, Muscarelle Museum of Art of The College of William & Mary, MJ's Tavern
Roanoke/ Southwest Virginia
The Park, Roanoke Diversity Center, Downtown Roanoke, Inc., Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, Harvest Moon Food Store (Floyd), Floyd County Visitor Center, The Galax Smokehouse (Galax)
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