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
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.
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