Around the State: June 2017

It’s been a busy month for Georgia Equality staff as we traveled the state. The beginning of summer brings festival season with it, so thanks to all of those who stopped by a Georgia Equality booth, signed up for the Action Alert Network, or made a donation.

Our goal at festivals this year is to engage with LGBT communities around Georgia about the importance of nondiscrimination protections and how everyone can help us achieve a state-wide nondiscrimination bill that protects LGBT Georgians

Last month GE’s Transgender Inclusion Organizer, Chanel Haley, hosted a Town Hall focusing on trans issues in Columbus, Georgia. The event was well attended, and it was a great opportunity to educate the community about legislation signed by the governor affecting LGBT Georgians. Later in the same month, Columbus Pride had the most attendees ever! Georgia Equality is excited to continue to support and participate in Pride festivals around our state.

Also in June, Augusta Pride marched on even during the rain, and continues to grow larger and more vibrant each year. Congratulations to all of the event’s organizers and to everyone who came out to support the LGBT community in Augusta. It was another fabulous event and we’re looking forward to being back at Augusta Pride next year!