The establishing of a LGBT Center in Savannah is yet another in a long list of accomplishments that First City Network has played a part in over the past 32 years. Georgia’s first and oldest LGBT organization, FCN, has promoted equality, educated the public, nurtured networking, and advocated for fairness and the elimination of discrimination. Continue reading
Evening for Equality 2017 was held on June 17th at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead. This years event was the largest in the organization’s history — more sponsors, the largest Host Committee, and more elected officials and candidates for elected office than any year before!
Below are the photos from the night of the event. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate another great year of fighting for LGBT equality in Georgia! Didn’t get a chance to attend the event, but still want to make a donation to support the efforts of Georgia Equality? Click here to make a donation today! Continue reading
Georgia Equality and local Augusta partners hosted the Augusta Cocktails for Equality Reception & Benefit at the Partridge Inn where we met with community member and local elected officials.
As part of the evening, guests and friends mourned the shocking loss of Rowan Feldhaus, a Georgia Equality board member and remembered him as fearless advocate for LGBT rights. Continue reading
A Community Roundtable
RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/hbdN4x
President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal includes severe cuts to many HIV and related programs.
- $59 million cut to Ryan White Programs
- Elimination of AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC)
- Elimination of Special Programs of National Significance (SPNS)
- A nearly 20% cut to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s, HIV prevention programs.
- An unprecedented $630 million cap on Medicaid spending
- $26 million cut from HUD’s Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) program
- Elimination of the Minority AIDS Initiative fund
These cuts will weaken our state’s already fragile social safety net and have catastrophic consequences for Georgians living with HIV. Communities already disproportionately impacted by HIV, particularly African-Americans, will be particularly vulnerable. We must respond.
Join Georgia Equality, Counter Narrative Project, Lambda Legal, THRIVE SS and other community leaders and organizations for a community roundtable on the following topics:
– Updates on the current impact of HIV on metropolitical Atlanta and Georgia communities.
– Overview of proposed budget cuts to Ryan White, CDC and HOPWA and how this will impact services going forward
– Information on Medicaid block grants and AHCA
Tuesday June 13th
Phillip Rush Center Annex
328 Mell Avenue Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30307
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The 2017 Equality Award Honorees are chosen as inspirational
people who exemplify courage, compassion and a relentless tenacity for creating positive change in Georgia.
And the Honorees are: Continue reading