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.
June 13, 2016, Atlanta, GA – We are devastated to learn of the terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. As organizations and leaders in Atlanta, we keep the victims of this tragedy along with their loved ones and their community in our hearts and in our prayers. This tragedy marks the largest mass shooting to date in US history. Pulse, a gay dance club, was hosting ‘Latin Night’, which means that the overwhelming number of victims were people of color and members of the LGBT community. This tragedy is a sobering reminder that although large legal advancements have been made for people in the LGBT community, the hatred and desire to cause harm to our community is alive, well and empowered. Read More
Early Voting has begun across the state for the upcoming May 24thprimary and non-partisan elections. CLICK HERE to find your early voting location and GO VOTE!
Many crucial elections will all but be decided in the primary elections, so whether you are LGBT or an ally, the stakes in Georgia are too high to sit this one out! Join the growing number of voices voting for equality in our home state!!
May 3, 2016- Atlanta, GA, – Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, calls for expanded resources to combat LGBT youth homelessness following the release of a report today showing homeless gay and transgender youth comprise over a quarter of the city’s homeless youth population.