Through the combined efforts of some friends, there will be one last 2009 Pier Party at the Ocean View Pier at 4th View Street and West Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk. The last two pier parties had over 700 attendees and I encourage all local readers to make an effort to attend both to network, reunite with friends, and support the raffle to support Equality Virginia. I was at the last pier party - and actually ran into a reader of this blog who I had never previously met - and the boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. As for politicians running for office, the event would be a perfect time for the candidate or represents from their campaign to do some outreach to the LGBT community. So far none of the statewide candidates have made any outreach efforts to our community.