2019 City of Hampton Pride

50 Years of LOVE: A History of LGBT Travel in Virginia

by Wirt Confroy | Posted: Aug 22, 2019 | Updated: Aug 30, 2019

It was in 1969 – 50 years ago – that the Commonwealth’s “Virginia is For Lovers” tourism slogan was created. It is now one of the most beloved and iconic travel slogans in the world, and was inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame in 2009. While it has meant a lot of different things to a lot of different people over the years, one thing remains the same: LOVE.

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