Georgia Equality Around the State: October 2017

Here’s your quick look back at where Georgia Equality was last month!

UGA College of Education
On October 16th GE’s Senior Field Organizer Rob Woods participated in the University Of Georgia College Of Education’s panel discussion on LGBTQIA advocacy. Rob was joined by Kelvin Rutledge representing UGA GLOBES. The primary topics for the panel discussion included LGBTQIA Advocacy in Georgia, issues facing LGTBQIA youth in K-12 schooling, how educators can create a safe environment for our LGBTQIA youth, and the state’s need for comprehensive civil rights. Continue reading

Volunteer with Georgia Equality in November!

Monday, November 6th: Text-bank to Get Out the Vote

We’ve got a new way for you to volunteer! You may have heard of a phone-bank, but have you heard of a text-bank?!


Join us at the Phillip Rush Center (1530 DeKalb Ave, Ste A, Atlanta, GA 30307) on Monday, November 6th for Georgia Equality’s first ever Text-bank to Get Out the Vote! Volunteers will use our software to text supporter to make sure they’re turning out to vote for the November 7th elections! We’re excited to launch this new way to volunteer, and hope you’ll join us to make sure that LGBTQ Georgians and our allies turn out to vote in this election. Continue reading

Voices for Equity: How the experiences of transgender Georgians can inform the implementation of nondiscrimination provisions in the Affordable Care Act

Nationwide, transgender individuals face significant barriers to accessing health care because of their gender identity; however, little is known about the experiences of the estimated 55,000 transgender individuals in Georgia as they interact with the health care system. Continue reading


National Nurses United and National Nurses Organizing Committee along with Project South and several grassroots Georgia organizations and unions will host a ‘mini’ Peoples Movement Assembly for Expanded and Improved Medicare 4 All!

“sin·gle pay·er health·care”

Single Payer or Improved Medicare 4 All! is a single publicly financed and administered government health insurance system paid for by combining all current public health funding streams and progressive taxes. A similar system in Europe does this, their system is so much more future friendly than ours, for example, they can go online on sites like and get these things in basic coverage. A single payer system ends the role of for profit health insurances that leave millions uninsured and underinsured.

Improved Medicare 4 All!  would enable a single high standard of care not based on ability to pay – and that standard would be safe, effective and therapeutic for all residents regardless of income, occupation or health status.

Join healthcare professionals, families, union members, students, disability and human rights activists to build alliances between our communities affected by the current healthcare system.


WHERE: Project South, 9 Gammon Avenue, Atlanta 30315

WHEN:    Saturday, September 16th

TIME:      12:30 – 3:30  (light lunch will be served)


This Peoples Movement Assembly will look at some of the history and present day reality of our healthcare system and the strategies to build single payer healthcare financing that can guarantee safe, secure healthcare for all.  Everybody In and Nobody Out!

Sponsors include:  National Nurses United and National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNU/NNOC) ~ Project South, the Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide~ Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employe of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ~ Health Students Taking Action Together (HSTAT) ~ Healthcare-NOW, Georgia ~ Georgia Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program ~ Georgia Citizens Coalition Against Hunger ~ Women Watch Africa ~ Georgia Equality ~ Disabled Queers in Action (DQA) ~ National Domestic Workers Alliance, Atlanta Chapter (NDWA)

For more information, please contact Rita Valenti RN: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 404-292-1219