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.
According to 2010 census information, there are nearly 22,000 same-sex couples living in Georgia. These loving couples live in all counties throughout our state. Many of these couples are legally married. In Georgia, however, same-sex marriages are not recognized and legally married couples have been instructed to file their taxes as single. Denying legally married same-sex coupes the rights and responsibilities of filing their Georgia income tax returns as married is discriminatory. It also asks them to lie on their taxes.
Sign the petition to protest the Georgia Department of Revenue’s policy that requires these couples to file their returns as “single” rather than “married.”
This is a prom for young people ages 16-26 who fall in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Intersex, Undecided, Pansexual, Genderqueer, Two-Spirit, Non Binary, Gender-fluid spectrum. The theme is Midsummer’s Nights Dream. It will a beautifully whimsical gala affair. Indulge yourself in a evening of candle light, flowers and dancing with your queer and trans friends and allies! The MIGHTY DJ CANVAS WILL BE SPINNING ALL NIGHT!
Tickets are $35 for one or $60 for a couple. Ticket prices include food, drinks and photography. Purchase tickets here.
Recently, Georgia Equality was honored to host the launch of a thirteen-state campaign to build support for marriage equality in the south. Working with the national organization Freedom to Marry and eleven other southern LGBT advocacy organizations, the new effort, called Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, will include significant field and media work over the next year in partnership with supportive organizations across the region.