ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators to oppose Trump’s Trans Military Ban

It has been several days since the President’s surprise tweets about the future of open transgender service in the US Military, and we still don’t know much about what exactly is going to happen. We know that in order to change the policy a few procedural things will have to happen first. We also know that a bipartisan group of US Senators have already spoken out against the President’s statements. Take a look at the list! Continue reading

Georgia Equality Endorses Cathy Woolard for Mayor of Atlanta

The Board of Directors of Georgia Equality is pleased to endorse former Atlanta City Council President Cathy Woolard in her pursuit to become the next Mayor of Atlanta.

Cathy has a long history of advocating for and enacting LGBT inclusive policies in Atlanta and around Georgia, including fighting for domestic partner benefits and marriage rights, parental rights and the state’s only comprehensive human rights municipal ordinance that passed in 1999. She has shown a serious commitment to issues such as affordable housing, equity and inclusion, and addressing HIV policy that helps to secure the lived equality that matters most to the LGBT community in Georgia. Cathy has also worked hard for other social justice issues in Atlanta including her work with CARE, League of Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood. Continue reading

Georgia Equality Responds to Trump’s Tweets on Transgender Military Service

For Immediate Release

We were shocked and disturbed to see today’s tweets from President Trump regarding the service of transgender individuals in our armed forces. The US military is the largest employer of transgender people in the world, employing an estimated 15,000 transgender people. Coming from a President that ran on the promise of creating jobs, making a move to strip jobs from 15,000 americans shows the President’s true feeling toward LGBTQ people. Continue reading