PRESS RELEASE: Colgay Pride Press Release + June 2nd LGBT Pride Month Proclamation Reading

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COLGAY PRIDE OF COLUMBUS GA

4411 Rosemont Drive

Columbus Georgia 31904

(706) 580-6239

jeremy@betterwayfoundation.com

www.betterwayfoundation.com/colgay-pride

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

COLGAY PRIDE FESTIVAL JUNE 6th

LGBT PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION READING JUNE 2nd COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL

 
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OFFICIAL LGBT PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION READING June2nd CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER 5:30 P
COLGAY PRIDE FESTIVAL JUNE 6th 1040 BROADWAY UPTOWN STAGE 11 am

 

 

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YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO THE COLUMBUS GEORGIA LGBT COLGAY PRIDE 2015 FESTIVAL which will be held on June 6th at 11 am on Broadway Columbus Georgia UPTOWN BROADWAY STAGE (1040 Broadway CENTER Stage).  This is the Second Year of the COLGAY PRIDE Festival.   THIS EVENT IS AGE APPROPRIATE FOR EVERYONE and is FREE TO EVERYONE. 

This year we already have slotted for participation, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and BIG NAMES in LGBT Equality like Lost & Found Atlanta for LGBT Youth, Georgia Equality, Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN), Team Mr. Friendly, NAACP COLUMBUS, Savanah Pride and the Atlanta, Orlando, Jacksonville & Savanah Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence attending this great event.  Music Entertainment by Sexual Side Effects.  You will also hear from our LGBT Serving Community like the MPOWER PROJECT, PFLAG COLUMBUS, CVBWF INC, CV PRIDE, MAX’S PRIDE, PINK PEACH NEWS, REFUGE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, FORGIVING HEART CHURCH and many more.  Also you will hear testimonials from LGBT Citizens and our Allies.   ALL THINGS PRIDE & STARSHIP NOVELTIES WILL BE ON SITE FOR LGBT PRIDE NOVELTIES SALES.   Please know our event IS NOT A DRAG SHOW.  Our event is about advocacy and education and informing our public and the citizens here what must be done to ensure we overcome prejudice and discrimination in any form and our continued commitment to Equality for ALL.  

This past year COLGAY Pride along with Georgia Unites helped stopped SB 129 RFRA which would allow discrimination in businesses and beyond including employment.  Created PFLAG of Columbus Georgia to help offer support for families and friends of LGBT Citizens.  Growing the number of WE SERVE ALL ESTABLISHMENTS (WSAE) here in Columbus Georgia and around the nation with our Free WSAE Sticker program for business owners.  On May 28th COLGAY Pride along with Georgia Equality, SARN, & NAACP along with many Community Leaders hosted the first ever EQUALITY FOR ALL Town Hall which is an Anti-Discrimination & Equality Summit which will be held regularly to unite our community as one and end discrimination laws that affect marginalized citizens.   COLGAY Pride along with Mayor Teresa Tomlinson created the first ever LGBT LIAISON Officer part of the Mayors Committee for Unity Diversity and Prosperity. And finally in 2014, COLGAY Pride helped garner the first ever LGBT Pride Month Proclamation from Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and City of Columbus.  ALL THIS IS ONE SHORT YEAR.  Colgay Pride has helped put Columbus Georgia on the map when it comes to LGBT Rights and Causes.  Columbus Georgia now has a voice in matters like Marriage Equality, Fighting and Standing against Discrimination and Bullying and bringing forth REAL CHANGE for our community to finally be ONE and UNITED. 

ALL MEDIA WELCOME TO ATTEND  (INTERVIEWS GRANTED AND REQUESTED PRIOR TO ENGAGEMENT AND DAY OF) 

MEDIA FRIENDLY SCHEDULING: (MORE NAMES WILL FOLLOW IN DAYS AHEAD)

11 AM BEGIN WELCOME AND NATIONAL ANTHEM

11:15 AM Mayor Teresa Tomlinson Gives LGBT PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION

11:20 AM COLGAY PRIDE

11:38 AM GEORGIA EQUALITY

11:45 AM NAACP COLUMBUS

11:55 AM LOST & FOUND ATLANTA

 

12:05 PM Southern Anti-Racism Network

 

12:12 PM  ENTERTAINMENT

1:00 PM MEET THE LGBT COMMUNITY

2:00 PM TESTIMONIALS

3: PM MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

4:00 END

MUSIC WILL BE PLAYED DURING BREAKS

ALSO:

PRIDE MONTH PROCLAMATION READING AT COLUMBUS GEORGIA CITY COUNCIL

JOIN AND STAND WITH COLGAY PRIDE IN SOLIDARITY ON

JUNE 2nd OFFICIAL COLUMBUS CITY COUNCIL PROCLAMATION READING

5:30 PM COUNCIL CHAMBERS

3111 Citizens Way Columbus Georgia 31906

 

(DRAFT) PROCLAMATION COLUMBUS GEORGIA

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, and TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH

WHEREAS, As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. On June 6th , the CVBWF Inc COLGAY PRIDE FESTIVAL will be held to unite our community and celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, while recommitting our community and nation as a whole to completing the work that remains.

WHEREAS, In 2013, supporters of equality celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling which, at long last, gave loving, committed families the respect and legal protections they deserve, which led to President Obama extending family and spousal benefits — from immigration benefits to military family benefits — to legally married same-sex couples and In June 2014, to honor LGBT Citizens, The Great City of Columbus Georgia historically issued the First Ever LGBT Pride Month Proclamation.

WHEREAS, Our commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community extends far beyond our borders. In many places around the globe, LGBT people face persecution, arrest, or even state-sponsored execution. This is unacceptable. The CVBWF Inc COLGAY PRIDE calls on every nation to join us in defending the universal human rights of our LGBT brothers and sisters.

WHEREAS, THE CVBWF INC’s COLGAY PRIDE proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights. Here at home, we have strengthened laws against violence toward LGBT Americans, taken action to prevent bullying and harassment, created a respectable, inviting, educational and advocacy Pride event to celebrate National Gay Pride Month in Columbus Georgia, worked to undo the mar upon American History with Arizona’s Legalized Open Discrimination upon gays with the Introduction of the free “WE SERVE ALL ESTABLISHMENT” Program, Helped Stop Georgia State Senate Discrimination Bill 129 Religious Freedoms Restoration Act in 2015, Created PFLAG Columbus Georgia to provide support and advocacy means for those who directly affect the lives of LGBT Citizens and Worked with Columbus Georgia Mayor Teresa Tomlinson to create the First Ever LGBT Liaison Officer to the Mayors Committee for Unity, Diversity & Prosperity. Despite this progress, LGBT workers in too many States can still be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; THE CVBWF INC COLGAY PRIDE continues to call upon Congress, State and Local Governments to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, And as the CVBWF INC has done for the past seven years, we will remain dedicated to addressing health disparities within the LGBT community and beyond by continuing the CDC Recommended “Start Talking Stop HIV” Town Hall Sessions and working with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy — which focuses on improving care while decreasing HIV transmission rates among communities most at risk.

WHEREAS, This being the month of June, we mark 46 years since the patrons of the Stonewall Inn defied an unjust policy and awakened a nascent movement, let us honor every brave leader who stood up, sat in, and came out, as well as the allies who supported them along the way. Following their example, let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity — because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.

WHEREAS, 37 States Now Recognize Same-Sex Marriages and in April 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court begun to hear arguments in several marriage legal cases where a favorable June 2015 historic decision could bring marriage equality nationwide. The CVBWF Inc COLGAY PRIDE will continue our work to demonstrate that all of America is ready for MARRIAGE EQUALITY and shall uphold the constitution of the United States of America declaring We The People, Means ALL People, Not Just Some, and shall call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to stand united as we celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON, MAYOR OF COLUMBUS GEORGIA, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

COLUMBUS GEORGIA LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, and TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH

 

INTERVIEWS GRANTED ON DAY OF READING AS WELL AND AFTER READING.

For more information or to set up an interview Call TODAY.  706-580-6239 Jeremy Hobbs or email jeremy@betterwayfoundation.com

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Thank You!

 

Jeremy Scott Hobbs

COLGAY PRIDE Director & CVBWF Inc CEO

4411 Rosemont Drive Columbus Georgia 31904

www.betterwayfoundation.com

jeremy@betterwayfoundation.com

Jeremy Scott Hobbs

COLGAY PRIDE Director

4411 Rosemont Drive

Columbus Georgia 31904

(706) 580-6239

www.betterwayfoundation.com/colgay-pride

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