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This Is Me | Petersburg Out & Proud 2018

  • DJ's Rajun Cajun 309 N Sycamore St Petersburg, VA 23803 (map)

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.

Event Dates & Times:

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, 21 & Up. 8pm - Until at Benny's Tavern, 3631 Boulevard, Colonial Heights. For Tickets, Visit

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

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Earlier Event: September 15
Scott's Addition Pride Crawl
Later Event: September 16
Pride Day at Capital One Café