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 voted Best Freedom Fighters in Creative Loafing Best of Atlanta 2015 issue .
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Georgia Equality launced a new video series that features the real stories of Georgians whose lives have been turned upside down because of discrimination they faced in the workplace, simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The series of videos, All Things Being Equal, features emotional stories from hardworking Georgians who were fired or denied employment for no other reason than their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Have you been discriminated against because of your real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity? Do you have your own story you would like to share? Click here.
2016 may be the year to shut down the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) once and for all in Georgia. This bill has failed twice, but Sen. Josh McKoon has vowed to bring it back in session. The consequences are huge: If we don’t stop this bill, any person or business could ignore any law—including nondiscrimination laws against LGBT Georgians—under the guise of religious freedom. With the latest media coverage and players jumping in trying to define the narrative, Georgia Equality continues work to better the policies for LGBT communities.. We applaud Georgia businesses – Delta, UPS, Coca-Cola and Home Depot and many others for holding firm in the stance against discrimination.
What can you do! Join our Georgians Unite Against Discrimination Campaign – Take Action Here