Georgia Equality had two booths at Atlanta Pride last weekend! All weekend, volunteers and staff members were collecting signatures on our petition to the Governor, asking for his support of legislation that protects the LGBT community in Georgia rather than targeting it.
We had a great weekend, and got over 850 petition signatures! On Sunday – we marched in celebration of our 20 year history. See more and photos here: https://www.facebook.com/georgia.equality
Join with Georgia Equality as we celebrate ATLANTA PRIDE 2015!
We are excited about this upcoming weekend and will have two booths this year (Y30 & Y31 – YELLOW) http://atlantaprideorg.c.presscdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Screen-shot-2015-09-30-at-6.35.37-PM.png with lots of fun surprises including a prize wheel!
We will have a special exhibit on Saturday between 2-4pm with local artist, Buzz Busbee who has partnered with Georgia Equality to offer this commemorative poster, honoring the day the US Supreme Court recognized marriage equality. He will be at the booth to sign the prints that are available to purchase with the proceeds going to support our work.
Buzz designed the “It is so ordered.” poster after being inspired by the historic same-sex ruling by the Supreme Court on June 26, 2015. Using the profound statement by Justice Anthony Kennedy as its foundation. To see the print image and find our more – https://equalityfederation.salsalabs.com/o/35006/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=7976
Join for the March on Sunday too!!
The parade assembles at the MARTA Civic Center Station at the intersection of West Peachtree St and Ralph McGill Blvd. Georgia Equality has been assigned the parade space: B22 – we are placed between Cox Enterprises (B21) and Racial Justice Group (B23).
We are asking our participants to begin check-in at 11:00 and to arrive no later than noon. Look for the Georgia Equality banner and two organizers for the day are Wes Sanders and Amanda Hill-Attkisson. We will giving out T-shirts to our participants to wear in the march while supplies last – please wear white, blue or orange t-shirts just in case.
Please use MARTA to get there as there is no parking.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
Georgia Equality honored with ADAP Leadership Award
The ADAP Advocacy Association hosted its 5th Annual ADAP Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, September 26th at 7:00 pm in Washington, DC. The event recognized individual, community, government, media and corporate leaders who are working to improve access to care and treatment under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, and Georgia Equality was among those recognized.
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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.
Click here to hear Connie’s story, the first video in our series
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.