Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and our allies throughout the state. We are two organizations – united with a common vision but serving unique functions in our work to achieve equality. Georgia Equality, Inc. works year-round to pass pro-equality legislation and elect fair-minded elected officials. Through the Equality Foundation of Georgia, we conduct voter registration and educational activities, provide information to decision makers, and work to organize and mobilize LGBT residents and allies to advance equality in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state.
I’m Brendan, I’m 24 years old, and I’m living with HIV.
I’m writing to you today to encourage you to support an organization that I’ve been involved with for the past 2 years, one that has given me the opportunity to grow as a person, a citizen, and an HIV advocate.
Last year, I was selected to serve as a Youth Policy Advisor through Georgia Equality’s Youth HIV/AIDS Policy Advisor program. As a part of this initiative, I was matched with a local elected official to serve as a resource to them on the needs of young HIV positive people in the metro Atlanta area. Since then, and with the help of Georgia Equality, I traveled to Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to present them with the facts about HIV in Georgia and encourage them to do more to help fight the epidemic. Read More
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 Read More
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. “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
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.