Early in April, the Board and staff of Georgia Equality traveled to Blairsville, GA for our annual planning retreat, and to host a community town hall in the northern part of our state. In addition to providing an update on the happenings of this year’s legislative session, and engaging local community members on the work still to come, Georgia Equality recognized the outstanding contributions of community organizer Connie Galloway for her continued commitment to fighting for LGBT protections in north Georgia and around our state.
In addition to participating in Georgia Equality’s All Things Being Equal campaign, Connie has worked tirelessly with other activists throughout North Georgia to build a movement that will push for state-wide LGBT protections and to ensure the voices of our community and allies in north Georgia are heard. Connie’s contributions to GE’s effort around the state have been crucial as work at the state capitol in Atlanta continues and we begin discussions around the need for fully enumerated, non-discrimination policies at the state and local levels. We are pleased to have been able to honor Connie in this way, and look forward to continuing to work with her and the communities of North Georgia in the future.
Check out Connie’s story below, and if you have your own story of discrimination you’d be will to share with Georgia Equality, please click here to tell us a little about it!