UPDATE: Officer Patricia Powell has been appointed as the Atlanta Police Department's LGBT Liaison, Major Erika Shields said this afternoon. Shield's statement appears at the end.
Activists, students show up in force to counter protest anti-gay church
Fred Phelps’ Westboro Church expected to picket today at Atlanta high schools, Jewish sites
A $25,000 grant from the Lloyd E. Russell Foundation will benefit efforts to support the Phillip Rush Center while assessing the need for a full-scale LGBT community center in Atlanta.
Counter protests planned