A second protest against Bryant and Save Our Children occurred on October 7th in Richmond. This protest at the University of Richmond led to the creation of the Richmond Gay Rights Association. According to participant Neal Parsons, supporting the protest required many formerly closeted men and women to be photographed by reporters. This protest against Bryant became the first of many similar protests against the singer. Each protest helped to galvanize LGBTQ communities across the country as members of those communities made the choice to appear in public and make a stand against the actions of Bryant and others who portrayed homosexuals as deviants.