8th Annual Evening for Equality


Now in its eighth year, Evening for Equality is expected to draw some 300 of Georgias most important community leaders to Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station on Friday, June 22, 2012 for the presentation of Georgia Equalitys Equality Awards. Guests will gather for a dinner reception to recognize and celebrate the contributions of several leaders in the movement to advance equality in Georgia.

The 2012 Equality Award honorees are:
~ Congressman John Lewis
~ Larry Lehman, CEO of AID Gwinnett
~ Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO (Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials)
~Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, founders and organizers of the annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast.

With a membership of 23,000, Georgia Equality is the states largest LGBT organization. Our work includes efforts to protect vulnerable LGBT youth in schools; enacting policies that guarantee fairness in the workplace; we are leading efforts to eliminate the waiting list for the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program; and last year alone we provided advocacy training and policy update presentations to 1,880 people throughout the state. As part of our Campaign for a Fair Majority, we have been heavily involved in a number of state and local races. Because of redistricting, it will be especially important that we have adequate funds to defend those legislators who are our allies and elect pro-equality lawmakers in a number of open or competitive districts.

This is a ticketed event and space is limited. To purchase your ticket and support the movement for equality in Georgia please visit


  • Twelve Atlantic Station
    361 17th St NW, Atlanta
  • Friday Jun 22, 2012
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