The City of Atlanta and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms have launched a resource website that provides housing, health, and economic information to LGBTQ Atlantans.
“We prioritized work related to the LGBTQ community across the board, operating off of the simple principle of treating others the way you want to be treated,” Bottoms said in a statement. “These measures bring us closer to a more equitable and fair future for Atlanta.”
The website offers visitors a number of resources, including those for LGBTQ youth, trans affairs, LGBTQ health, LGBTQ housing, LBGTQ arts, entertainment, and culture, LGBTQ economic and community development, government resources, LGBTQ advocacy and legal services, and resources for parents allies, and educators.
The website also allows easy communication with the city’s LGBTQ Liaisons: City of Atlanta LGBTQ Affairs Coordinator Malik Brown, Atlanta Police Department LGBTQ Liaisons Eric King and Lynadius Joseph, Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department LGBTQ Liaisons Latia Posey and Anare Holmes, and Department of Corrections LGBTQ Liaison Kamula McKnight-Butler.
“In addition to the many services and cultural opportunities available in Atlanta… the City offers employment benefits tailored to the needs of its LGBTQ employees,” the website’s homepage reads, “and has a comprehensive set of non-discrimination laws, which prohibit sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by business establishments, by commercial housing agents, and by service providers in Atlanta.”
This website is the latest move by Bottoms’ administration to support Atlanta’s LGBTQ community. Upcoming LGBTQ events hosted by city include a vigil honoring the now 21 victims of anti-trans violence and an LGBTQ job fair.