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EVENT: Columbus Georgia Family Justice Project Public Discussion 2/7/2017

Via Press Release from Georgia Equality:

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Columbus Georgia Family Justice Project Public Discussion

Join the Georgia Family Justice Project Community Discussion at 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 7th at the Columbus Public Library Auditorium, 3000 Macon Road, in Columbus. This communication discussion is aimed to raise public awareness of the need for broader, more inclusive definitions of ‘family’ in public and workplace policies.

Only 20% of today’s families identify as a “nuclear” family; mom, dad and two kids. Our families are multi-generational, blended, multi-lingual, have LGBTQ parents, and other non-traditional forms of family. However, the legal definition of ‘families’ found in public policy from adoption to hospital visitation, and workplace leave do not include many of us.

The Columbus discussions is the first of a series of statewide community dialogues to raise awareness through family stories and conversations for the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Additionally the “Typical Georgia Families” photography exhibit highlighting the diversity of Georgia’s families will be on display for this event.

So join us for the Georgia Family Justice Project Community Discussion at the Columbus Public Library Auditorium at 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 7th. Lite fare and refreshments will be provided.

To RSVP go to www.georgiaequality.org.

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EVENT: Local #Orlando Vigil Scheduled for Tuesday 14 June

Via Press Release from Colgay Pride:

jeremy@colgaypride.org

706-580-6239

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

COLUMBUS GEORGIA UNITED FOR ORLANDO REMEMBRANCE & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

TUESDAY JUNE 14th

7 pm

COLUMBUS GOVERNMENT CENTER

 

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PRESS RELEASE:

COLUMBUS UNITED FOR ORLANDO

REMEMBRANCE & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL CEREMONY

TUESDAY JUNE 14th

7 PM

COLUMBUS GOVERNMENT CENTER

SPRINGER SIDE COURTYARD

 

Leaders throughout the Columbus Georgia Community united in solidarity will hold a United City Wide Vigil this Tuesday at 7 PM located at the Columbus Government Center Springer Side Courtyard in response to the horrific tragedy that took place in Orlando early Sunday Morning targeting the LGBT Community. Security will be present. People are encouraged to Bring flowers and pride colors to lay and candles if you got them. Speakers, a Moment of silence will be held, and a prayer. Come support Pride in the LGBT lives of all those affected by this monumental tragedy that shall be echoed throughout history when hate reached a new height in America. Everyone come and let’s stand united for Orlando and every person everywhere persecuted from hatred and violence.

Special Guest Speakers including Nichole Red Tanner LGBT Liaison to the NAACP, Kayla Brown Vigil Creator , Jeremy Hobbs Colgay Pride, Community Leader & Activist Patricia Lassiter  along with more to be scheduled as we speak. Prayer will be held by New Covenant Church of Columbus Georgia Pastor Colley Williams. Leaders of Faith, Members of Leadership and many others will share their thoughts and words.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND & PARTICIPATE

This event is about all Columbus Citizens coming together and standing together as One Columbus United for Orlando.  We urge every citizen in Columbus to come out and Stand in Solidarity and Stand against the Worse Mass Shooting to ever occur in American History. Stand in Solidarity for Human Life. Stand United for Orlando!

If you would like to speak or have questions please call Jeremy Hobbs today 706-580-6239.
Your Presence will send a message around the world We Will Not Give into Terror in America and On Tuesday We Stand in Unity with Orlando!
On Tuesday We Will Stand Together United for Human Life.

We Truly Hope to See you there.

COLUMBUS UNITED FOR ORLANDO

Thank you for lending your voice, taking action to fight injustice and standing up for equality for all.”

Jeremy Scott Hobbs

COLGAY PRIDE Director

4411 Rosemont Drive

Columbus Georgia 31904

(706) 580-6239

www.colgaypride.org

https://www.facebook.com/COLGAYPRIDE

Project Q Atlanta: Gay Atlanta rallies to thank Deal for anti-gay bill veto

Gay Atlanta rallied at the State Capitol on Tuesday to deliver a resounding “thank you” to Gov. Nathan Deal for vetoing an anti-gay “religious freedom” bill.

“Today is a good day for all communities that worry about discrimination in our state and today is especially a good day for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender,” said Jeff Graham (second photo), executive director of Georgia Equality and Georgians United Against Discrimination.

“It is a good day because thankfully Gov. Deal showed the leadership and conviction to say no to harmful legislation that would have opened the doors and could have been used as a license to discriminate against many Georgians but specifically those of us in the LGBT community,” he added.

via Gay Atlanta rallies to thank Deal for anti-gay bill veto — Project Q Atlanta

EVENT MARCH 18: “My Fair Lady” Screening at Forgiving Heart Church

From Candy O’Hara:

12832502_10204204563073611_7575548617851091633_nEaster® is almost upon us…..so bring on the hats! “My Fair Lady”…is the last LGBT Movie Night feature for March. (However, do Forgiving Heart Church will be having a Good Friday program March 25th.) A wonderful film full of songs and emotions…and a great way to practice your elocution. THIS FRIDAY!!! PLUS…find out what’s in store for APRIL’S LGBT Movie Nights!!!

Forgiving Heart Church is located at 2946 Grant Rd, Columbus, GA 31907. Call the church at (706) 681-5246 for more information. Film starts at 6:00pm. 

THURSDAY MARCH 10: LGBT Support Group

From the event page, with formatting:

BUILDING A STRONGER & UNITED LGBT COLUMBUS
THROUGH FELLOWSHIP, FUN, EDUCATION, SUPPORT & DIVERSITY
COLUMBUS GEORGIA LGBT SUPPORT GROUPS
THURSDAY MARCH 10th at 7 PM
COLGAY PRIDE & MPOWER COLUMBUS GEORGIA ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE TO COLUMBUS GEORGIA
LGBT SUPPORT GROUPS
EACH IDENTITY WILL HAVE ITS OWN UNIQUE GROUP
INDIVIDUAL GROUPS SPECIALIZED FOR YOU

  • LESBIAN GROUP with AARON & PATRICIA
  • GAY GROUP with TITO & GARRETT
  • TRANSGENDER GROUP with MATASHA
  • FAMILY/ALLY GROUP with CECILIA & KRISTINE

Now YOU have a place to come and talk about life, relationships, work, school, family and more.
HELP OTHERS…LEARN FROM OTHERS…SHARE WITH OTHERS
WE ARE FAMILY
OUR LGBT SUPPORT GROUP SCHEDULE IS:
THURSDAY, MARCH 10th at 7 PM

BUILDING A STRONGER & UNITED LGBT COLUMBUS
THROUGH FELLOWSHIP, FUN, EDUCATION, SUPPORT & DIVERSITY

ALL SUPPORT GROUPS WILL BE LOCATED AT:
4411 ROSEMONT DRIVE COLUMBUS GEORGIA 31904
FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 706-580-6239

EVENT: “Netflix and Chill” Night Out in Atlanta

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Come join us for our first event of the year!!!

The Atlanta LGBT Film and Music Festival Presents:
“Netflix and Chill” Night Out

We will be screening 2 LGBT films from our 2016 Festival Programming.

  • Wedlocked, Directed by Puppett, a short film that highlights gay marriage equality and yes that also means divorce.
  • Swirl, Directed by Lance Mcdaniel, a short film about acceptance among high school youth as told through dance.

@ Urban Cannibals
368 5th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Monday, March 7th, 2016
Doors open at 7:00pm, Showings start at 8:00pm
Event is FREE for ALL ALFF members, please RSVP
Arrive ON TIME! There is street parking. Uber, Lyft, or carpooling is suggested if you know you will be late.

via The Atlanta LGBT Film .