Welcome to Georgia Equality

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.

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Action Alert: Call for a hearing on Hate Crimes!

We’re excited about the possibility of seeing real progress on passing hate crime legislation in Georgia this year, but we need your help now!

Will you take 3 minutes today to make 3 phone calls? Three important Committee Chairs need to hear from you today on why we need a hearing on hate crimes as soon as possible.

Call now:

Chairman Wendell Willard, House Judiciary Committee,404.656.5125email hidden; JavaScript is required

Chairman Rich Golick, House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee, 404.656.5943email hidden; JavaScript is required

Chairman Jesse Stone, Senate Judiciary Committee, 404.463.1314email hidden; JavaScript is required

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Welcome GE’s newest staff member: HIV Policy Field Organizer Eric Paulk

Eric Paulk is the HIV Policy Field Organizer at Georgia Equality. In this role, he manages statewide advocacy and policy related to HIV. Prior to coming to Georgia Equality, Eric served as the Tyron Garner Fellow at Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to advancing the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and individuals living with HIV. There, Paulk’s work focused on the intersections of race, class, and sexuality with an emphasis on HIV and the law. Recognized as an emerging leader and passionate advocate for civil rights, Eric has spoken at leading law schools, and national advocacy conferences on HIV criminal reform, the impact of the school-to-prison pipeline on black queer youth, and the intersectionality of race, poverty, HIV, and LGBTQ issues. He serves on the Board of the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition and is the former board chair of GLSEN New York City. Paulk is also a 2017 Victory Empowerment Fellow. He is a graduate of Pace University Law School, and received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Morehouse College. Eric is most excited about working with our Youth HIV Policy Advisors and helping to empower them to be advocates and advance policy.

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