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.
Georgia Equality and local Augusta partners hosted the Augusta Cocktails for Equality Reception & Benefit at the Partridge Inn where we met with community member and local elected officials.
As part of the evening, guests and friends mourned the shocking loss of Rowan Feldhaus, a Georgia Equality board member and remembered him as fearless advocate for LGBT rights. Read More
A Community Roundtable
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President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal includes severe cuts to many HIV and related programs.
- $59 million cut to Ryan White Programs
- Elimination of AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC)
- Elimination of Special Programs of National Significance (SPNS)
- A nearly 20% cut to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s, HIV prevention programs.
- An unprecedented $630 million cap on Medicaid spending
- $26 million cut from HUD’s Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program
- Elimination of the Minority AIDS Initiative fund
These cuts will weaken our state’s already fragile social safety net and have catastrophic consequences for Georgians living with HIV. Communities already disproportionately impacted by HIV, particularly African-Americans, will be particularly vulnerable. We must respond.
Join Georgia Equality, Counter Narrative Project, Lambda Legal, THRIVE SS and other community leaders and organizations for a community roundtable on the following topics:
– Updates on the current impact of HIV on metropolitical Atlanta and Georgia communities.
– Overview of proposed budget cuts to Ryan White, CDC and HOPWA and how this will impact services going forward
– Information on Medicaid block grants and AHCA
Tuesday June 13th
Phillip Rush Center Annex
328 Mell Avenue Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30307
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The 2017 Equality Award Honorees are chosen as inspirational
people who exemplify courage, compassion and a relentless tenacity for creating positive change in Georgia.
And the Honorees are: Read More