Georgia's own 'license to discriminate' bill dies at the end of the legislative session
The Georgia legislative session ended without passing a bill that would have legalized discrimination against the LGBT community. Much like Indiana and Arkansas, Georgia was considering a 'license to discriminate' bill. It had already passed the Georgia Senate, and was then tabled by the House Judiciary Committee.
Atlanta's Emory University to hear #SouthernStories from openly transgender ministers
For the first time, two openly transgender ministers are scheduled to preach at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Emory's LGBT student organization Sacred Worth organized a week of education, entitled “Trans*forming Christianity.”
Elton John writes op-ed for Atlanta Journal-Constitution calling to #KeepGAOpen
Sir Elton John penned an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, in opposition to Georgia's Senate Bill 129, or the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act." The bill, which would allow individuals and businesses to use their religious beliefs as an excuse to discriminate against others—including LGBT Georgians.
GUEST POST: Because our stories are also our weapons
The Counter Narrative of Atlanta was founded out of a commitment to amplifying the voices of black gay men. It hopes to both build political power and simultaneously disrupt problematic narratives around black gay men. Narratives that far too often reinforce and perpetuate the stigma endured by black gay men.
All Access: Taking in homeless LGBT youth for a living
GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. This week, Rick Westbrook, co-founder and executive director of Lost-n-Found Youth, sat down with GLAAD to talk about taking in homeless LGBT youth for a living.
#SouthernStories for #GivingTuesday: Brian Martin
In 2013, Brian Martin was harassed and fired from his job in Atlanta. He continues to share his story, even as he has found a much more accepting workplace.
#SouthernStories for #GivingTuesday: Sage Lovell
Today is #givingtuesday! Take a look at one of the GLAAD Southern Stories, Sage Lovell, the first transgender student elected to homecoming court in Georgia.