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
TransAction Georgia Update: March 2017
Wonder what Chanel, Georgia Equality’s Transgender Inclusion Organizer has been up to? Check it out!
On 3/28 Chanel hosted the first of monthly statewide informational webinars about what is happening in the transgender community in Georgia. March’s webinar is posted below!
Special Elections Update:
Congressional District 6, Election Day is April 18, 2017:
Early voting started on March 27 and will run until Friday, April 14, 2017. To find your voting location see the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. Or see:
Local Special Elections:
With turnout in Special Elections expected to be EXTREMELY LOW, your vote can have an even greater impact! Be sure to check out the links below for early voting and election day information for each of these races! Don’t forget to vote!
- State Senate District 32
- City of John’s Creek
- City of South Fulton
- City of Roswell
- City of Stonecrest
…but didn’t know you’d have to ask.
- The Atlanta Human Relations Commission
- Atlanta Police Department’s LGBTQ Liaisons
- The Atlanta Citizens Review Board
- Landlord/Tenant Law
April 20, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Phillip Rush Center Annex
(1530 DeKalb Ave. Ste. A, Atlanta, GA 30307)