ICYMI: LGBTQ+ Community Members, Advocates, Allies Bring ‘Pride to the Capital’ for Georgia Lobby Day

by Delphine Luneau

Speakers, Attendees Spread Message of Resilience, Solidarity to Georgia Lawmakers

ATLANTA — Hundreds of LGBTQ+ community members, allies and advocates walked to the Georgia Capitol building Feb. 27 for “Pride to the Capitol,” a day of LGBTQ+ solidarity and joy and resilience in the face of an onslaught of legislative attacks in Atlanta and around the country against our community.

Sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign, Georgia Equality, the Georgia Youth Justice Coalition, SPLC Action, and many other partner organizations, “Pride to the Capitol” arrived as Georgia lawmakers had in recent weeks introduced and debated bills that would make it difficult or impossible for LGBTQ+ people, especially transgender people, to participate in everyday life.

About 300 people and more than 16 advocacy organizations took part in the Feb. 27 event. Following a morning press conference, LGBTQ+ community members and advocates spoke directly to lawmakers about the state of emergency that LGBTQ+ people face and the need to hold the line against and cease anti-equality legislative attacks that discriminate against an already marginalized community.

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