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.

The Latest

New Report Highlights Urgent Need for Comprehensive and LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Protections for Georgia Residents

 Georgia’s current civil rights protections are among the weakest in the nation

ATLANTA – Civil rights and religious leaders from across Georgia gathered at the Capitol today to release a new report detailing the growing need to update and strengthen Georgia’s existing non-discrimination protections. The report, Liberty and Justice in Georgia: Protecting Our Heritage and Growing Our Competitive Future, was commissioned by Georgia Unites Against Discrimination and includes an executive summary authored by former Bush and Reagan administration official Joe Whitley. The report details the legal need and economic imperative to ensure all Georgians are uniformly and explicitly protected from discrimination. Read More

Georgia Equality lends World AIDS Day exhibit to 16th annual Rustin-Lorde Breakfast

Selected works from Georgia Equality’s Living With art living-with-emilyexhibit will be on display at the annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast on Monday January 16, 2017 at the Loudermilk Center. The Living With exhibit, which debuted on World AIDS Day (December 1), uses multi-sensory art installations to tell the stories of young people living with HIV in Metro Atlanta. “We are thrilled at this chance to share the artists’ work with Rustin/Lorde Breakfast attendees and truly honored to work with the organizers to center the voices of people living with HIV during the program,” says exhibit organizer Emily Brown.  Read More

January 7: Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher to Host First City Network’s Monthly Social

From First City Network:

First City Network (FCN) is proud and honored to support
and have the support of Chatham County Sheriff, John Wilcher.

Sheriff Wilcher is an asset, not only to the LGBT community, but to all of Chatham County.  He treats everyone he meets with dignity and respect.  His open door policy makes him truly a sheriff of and for the people he proudly serves. Read More