February was a busy month for Georgia Equality, and Georgia Unites Against Discrimination and it all started on February 9, with what turned out to be the first of several events at the state capitol last month.
Rally Against Discrimination drew 150+ folks out to Liberty Plaza in Atlanta for the second year in a row. Despite having to brave frigid temperatures and gusty winds, LGBT Georgians and our allies turned out to make sure our voices were heard! Attendees heard from several speakers representing the many communities that oppose the ‘religious liberty’ and the other harmful and discriminatory bills like it. Speakers included GE executive director Jeff Graham, Rev. William Flippin Jr., Malika Redmond of Women Engaged, and Raymond Partolan of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. For more rally coverage, check out the picture gallery below.
The rally was preceded by Georgia Equality’s annual LGBT Citizen Lobby day. 25 LGBT and allied Georgians met with key lawmakers in the fight against the harmful ‘religious liberty’ bills to discuss the First Amendment Defense Act, as well as ways that lawmakers could protect all Georgians from discrimination.