In a Facebook event invite for the meeting, the group states: “[W]e need to be loud and present to tell the board “NO!” This proposal would help rid Cheshire Bridge Rd. of it’s more sexual establishments – like [Inserection] and Bliss – while also relocating small businesses, majority owned by middle/low class people of color!”
In its description, Queer Up! Atlanta describes itself as:
QUEER UP! Atlanta is a collective of young, queer activists-in-the-making committed to dismantling the oppressive forces of heterosexist ideologies, uplifting marginalized communi-TEAs and the intersections that arise – all with a Southern twang – while unapologetically throwing glitter in the faces of the normative, y’all! In the vein of our fore-queers, who led such efforts as ‘MondoHomo’ and ‘GlitterBomb Atl’, we aim to cultivate a progressive, inclusive movement in HOT-lanta and the greater Southern community.
Sung Kong, owner of Kong Auto Body Shop, whose business would also be impacted if the zoning changes are made, is asking people to sign a petition asking Wan to stop moving forward with his proposed zoning ordinances.