With runoff elections behind us,the work of continuing to push our state toward full LGBTQ equality now turns to our state capitol. Legislators will convene on January 9, 2018 for what is sure to be another action packed session. Many issues concerning LGBT Georgians are likely to be debated, but I’m not worried, and I’d like to tell you why. Hopefully after you’ve read my story you’ll join me in supporting Georgia Equality during their end of year fundraising drive this year.
Like so many of our members, as a board, we have carefully weighed how to move forward in the run off for Atlanta Mayor.
We had originally hoped to work with both candidates and a variety of LGBT organizations to sponsor a forum to delve deeply into the future vision each candidate had for LGBTQ Atlantans and people living with HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, given the limited time for such events and the logistical complications of this process, we were unable to make that happen. Continue reading
We’re writing to you today to share with you the reasons why we support Georgia Equality, and why we hope you’ll join us.
As a married, same-sex couple who lives in Georgia, we’ve long supported the tireless work of Georgia Equality. From their work to protect LGBT Georgians from discrimination, including their work to prevent passage of any sort of discriminatory “religious freedom” bill, GE stays busy advocating for our community on all sorts of issues. Continue reading
In honor of World AIDS Day, Georgia Equality will partner with the Counter Narrative Project on Living With- an art-infused lunch & learn discussion series focused on topics related to race and HIV. All discussions will take place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library and are open to the public. Continue reading
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