Georgia Equality joins our colleagues and friends in Augusta, GA and across the country in mourning the tragic loss of Rowan Feldhaus. Rowan had recently become a member of Georgia Equality’s Board of Directors after taking the courageous step to work with Lambda Legal and appeal an anti-trans decision from a judge who denied his petition to change his name. Continue reading
Thank You to the Equality Council!
Thank you to our Equality Council members who make a difference in a way that few others do. It is your investment in Georgia Equality that allows us to keep the pressure on our state’s leaders to help shape the quality of life in our community and to assure full equality- for all persons regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other discriminatory classification. Continue reading
Volunteers are critical to our success. Whether helping out in the office, representing Georgia Equality at festivals as part of our Equality Crew, canvassing or phone banking on a crucial political campaign, engaging in voter registration or sharing your experiences with the community as part of our speakers’ bureau, we can find a way for you to make a real difference for Georgia’s LGBTQ community! Continue reading
On Tuesday, April 18th dozens of Macon-Bibb citizens came out to a county commission meeting to show support for an ordinance dealing with the county hiring or promoting gay and transgender people. In a six to three vote, commissioners took the first step in adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the county code as part of anti-discrimination language regarding appointments, employment and promotions. More than 200 people gathered in the Government Center and witnessed Bibb Commissioners approve the anti-discrimination measure. Since this ordinance deals with changing the county charter, it has to receive approval again at the next full commission meeting on May 2nd.
On behalf of the entire board and staff of Georgia Equality, I want to express our sadness over today’s news of Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner’s passing. Joan was a close friend to many of us, and someone we turned to regularly for help. She was always willing to lend a hand and do whatever she could to better the lives of her constituents, her friends, and her family. We extend our sympathies to all who mourn her loss and send our love to her wife, Judge Jane Morrison. Continue reading