This Year's Event Will Take Place As Scheduled, Rain or Shine!

We have made special accommodations, including additional tents in case of rain.     

Featuring A Special Appearance By Daphne Maxwell Reid!


Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for a day of celebrating our LGBTQ pride.

The Second Annual LGBTQ Pride event in the Tri-Cities will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 at DJ’s Rajun Cajun, 309 North Sycamore Street, in Old Towne Petersburg. Entry is free. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Actor, Producer, DJ, & Drag Queen, Chi Chi LaRue will headline this event, assisted by Celestia Cox. Featuring a special appearance by Daphne Maxwell Reid.

Kick-Off Party with Chi Chi La Rue • 9pm Saturday, September 15 at DJ's Rajun Cajun

Petersburg Out & Proud 2018 | THIS IS ME • 12pm - 7pm at DJ's Rajun Cajun

12:00pm Opening Ceremony and Welcome with Mayor, and other City Officials

12:15pm "This Is Me" Presentation Featuring Shelly Bonet

12:30pm - 2:30pm Sloth Loves Chunk

3:00pm Special Appearance by Daphne Maxwell Reid

3:15pm Drag Show Featuring:

Chi Chi LaRue

Celestia Cox

Jasmen Renee Clitopatra, Ms. Virginia Drag Race 2017-2018
Michelle Devereaux Livigne

Melanin Monroe

4:30pm Hot Spot Drag

5:00 DJ Jammin' Jimmy

After Party Featuring DJ Amy Alderman • 8pm - Midnight at Benny's Tavern


Participating Organizations & Businesses:

Equality Virginia, James House, Embrace Foster Care, Diversity Richmond, Virginia Tourism, Military Kid Art Project, Transgender Veterans Association, Prime Timers of Central Virginia, Virginia Anti-Violence Project, Side by Side, ACLU VA, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) VA, VA LGBT Democrats, VA Pride, Paparazzi, and Conscious Community Wear. 

Special Thanks to Sponsors Who Have Made This Event Possible:

DJ’s Rajun Cajun, Wabi Sabi, DJ’s Java Joint, Benny’s Tavern, M & M Limousine, The Ragland Mansion, Platinum Plus Auto Repair, Celestia Cox, and Mikey Fuller

Petersburg Out & Proud 2018 Committee Members:

David Payne, Chair

Tammy Arnold

Rick Clements

Mikey Fuller

Yessica Gonzalez-Hernandez

Cody Hanshew

C.C. Hart

Michael Kershaw

Jimmy Lee-Kershaw

Adam Whitt

Drew Reiter

Get Involved

We need your help and support again this year to keep the momentum going! If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact us!

Become A Vendor

Limited space is still available for LGBTQ orientated buisnesses and organizations. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

$55 Hotel Rooms at Motel 6!

Special thanks to Petersburg's Motel 6 for their gracious and generous event rate of $55 per room. Call ahead and make your reservations now! Mention us for the discount!

Presenting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

VIP Access Pass

Gain VIP Only Access at Petersburg Out & Proud 2018 | THIS IS ME!

Enjoy a VIP exclusive area complete with a personal server and bar tender! 

$100.00 Ticket Includes:

  • Champagne Toast
  • 2 House Cocktails
  • Choice of Two Appetizers
  • Private Server & Bar Tender

PLUS Entry and Limo Bus Transportation to the After Party at Benny's Tavern (a $29.99 value)!

The After Pary Includes:

  • Limo Bus Transportation to and from DJ's Rajun Cajun to Benny's Tavern
  • Cover Charge at Benny's Tavern
  • 1 Drink
  • Appetizers & Snacks

After Party

Keep the Celebration Going!

Join us for our After Party at Benny's Tavern! Special thanks goes to the Benny's Tavern and M & M Limousine for the generous donations that have made this After Party Possible!

Travel In Style

M & M Limousine has graciously donated transportation to and from our After Party in their Limo Bus!

Dance The Night Away!

Spinning a blend of anthem, circuit, house & tribal, DJ Amy Alderman creates an energy that unites all to the dancefloor...are you ready?! 

Event Partners

Find Us

Petersburg Out & Proud 2018 | THIS IS ME

309 N Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803