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.
A powerful Georgia Republican attempted to address the concerns of LGBT activists and other critics of an anti-gay religious bill, but he was smacked down by his GOP colleagues on Thursday during a hearing at the State Capitol. Instead, state Sen. Josh McKoon’s controversial “religious freedom” bill was tabled by his own Judiciary Committee after an hour-long hearing. A frustrated McKoon said after the hearing that the amendment from Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert was a “poorly worded, bad addition” to his bill. Read the full story on Project Q Atlanta.
Since making the transition to professional ministry from a longtime career in HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, research coordination at AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, Georgia State University and several community-based organizations—national and local— Duncan is joining Georgia Equality as our new Faith Outreach Consultant. This position will be in partnership with the Freedom to Marry organization. Read More