It’s official: After weeks of hemming and hawing, counting and recounting the votes—North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory just conceded defeat!
When McCrory signed HB 2 into law—the first-ever law to effectively ban transgender people from public restrooms—he took a damning position in favor of anti-transgender discrimination.
And he held firm to that position. When businesses boycotted, he dug in. When sports organizations spoke out, he doubled down. When his gubernatorial opponent campaigned hard against heinous the HB 2 law, McCrory fought him head to head in staunch support of the law. Continue reading
During this season of gratitude, we want to say THANK YOU to you!!
2016 has been a busy year in the fight for LGBT equality inGeorgia, and for all of our victories, we have YOU to thank.
As a supporter of Georgia Equality, you helped us:
~ Secure Gov. Deal’s veto on a piece of ‘religious freedom’ legislation that could have had major negative impacts on LGBT Georgians Continue reading
World AIDS Day Exhibit tackles HIV stigma with public art, education for lawmakers, healthcare providers
December 1, 2016 – Atlanta, GA, – Georgia Equality will honor World AIDS Day this year with a provocative community art exhibit at West Midtown’s Gallery 874 on November 30th – December 1st. The exhibit, Living With, explores the life stories of 5 HIV positive young people in Georgia through a series of multi-media installations created by local artists working alongside the youth themselves. Living With is a modern interpretation of the largest piece of folk art in history: The AIDS Memorial Quilt, which will also be on display at the exhibit.
Living With seeks to challenge the fear-based narrative about HIV that leads to stigma and discrimination for those living with the virus and deters those at risk from getting tested or even talking about risk (find more details at www.STDAware.com/test-centers/). “Artists have a long tradition of speaking loudly and bravely about HIV when no one else would,” says Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality. “This exhibit reminds us that many people are living and thriving with HIV and that stigma and discrimination can be deadlier than the virus itself.”
World AIDS Day- Atlanta Living With Reception
Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm
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This private, ticketed event will commemorate World AIDS Day and raise awareness and support for Georgia Equality’s ongoing HIV advocacy. Guests will peruse the Living With exhibit, meet the artists and the youth whose stories their art depicts, and enjoy food and beverages handcrafted especially for the event from Atlanta’s top food artists. Tickets are on sale at www.GeorgiaEquality.org/HIV. Proceeds will support programs like the Georgia HIV Advocacy Network and the Youth HIV Policy Advisors Program.
Georgia Equality will join with our partners at ProGeorgia and Georgia Engaged to celebrate all of our hard work registering Georgians to vote, and getting them out to vote, and we want you to join us!
After the polls close at 7:00 PM in Georgia on November 8th, join us at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Atlanta (265 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, Georgia, 30303) for drinks and lite bites. We’ll have a hospitality suite, the number and location of which will be distributed on our Facebook and Twitter pages on election day! Continue reading
EXCITING UPDATE! After years of political posturing and inaction, Georgia leaders are finally looking at solutions to close the coverage gap and provide health insurance to nearly 300,000 low-income Georgians. On November 15th, a Senate Study Committee will meet to explore options. We need to make sure those legislators hear from YOU to recognize how important this issue is and that you appreciate their willingness to explore solutions. Here’s how you can help:
1) Send a positive note to these Senators (even better if you are a constituent in one of these districts!) to recognize what an important issue this is to you and encourage them to take action to close the coverage gap.
3) Learn more about closing Georgia’s coverage gap and get more involved here.