Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and our allies throughout the state. We are two organizations – united with a common vision but serving unique functions in our work to achieve equality. Georgia Equality, Inc. works year-round to pass pro-equality legislation and elect fair-minded elected officials. Through the Equality Foundation of Georgia, we conduct voter registration and educational activities, provide information to decision makers, and work to organize and mobilize LGBT residents and allies to advance equality in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state.
As part of Living With, Georgia Equality hosted a community conversation on the importance of HIV decriminalization in Georgia today. The conversation was moderated by SisterLove’s Dazon Dixon Diallo. Panelist included Charles Stephens with the Counter Narrative Project, and past and present members of GE’s Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program Nina Martinez and Xae Jones. Read More
The newest addition to Georgia Equality’s World AIDS Day Atlanta programming was Living With— an experiential art-as-advocacy exhibit featuring a curated collection of multi-sensory, interactive art installations that told the intimate and complex stories of life with HIV. These installations, “Living Spaces,” were modern interpretations of the largest piece of community folk art in history- The AIDS Memorial Quilt. The exhibit also featured installations and individual pieces from people living with HIV and nationally renowned artists. Read More
Members of Georgia Equality’s Youth HIV Policy Advisors (YHPA) program hosted the Third Annual HIV Policy and Action Luncheon as part of Georgia Equality’s World AIDS Days Atlanta programming this year. Elected officials from all levels of state and local government attended and were able to hear from program participants about the specific needs and challenges that come with being a young person living with HIV in the metro-Atlanta area. Read More