Atlanta LGBT nonprofit Rainbros launched a fundraiser Wednesday for a new art installation at the intersection of 10th and Piedmont that could, if enough money is raised, lead to the city’s first transitional housing dedicated to the transgender community.
The building wrap on 10th Street on the wall in-between G’s and 10th and Piedmont would read “Still Too Busy To Hate,” with the letters spelling “hate” filled with messages of love from the fundraiser’s donors.
“In the ‘60s, Atlanta was dubbed ‘The City Too Busy To Hate,’” reads a description from the fundraiser’s website. “Today, we seek to continue Atlanta’s decades-old commitment by standing up against intolerance and hate in all its forms. In the current political and social climate, we believe it is important to proclaim, as a city and community, that all individuals are deserving of love, hope and protection. We have designed an art installation to stand testament to our commitment to create a world in which everyone is welcomed and celebrated. Installed on the historic corner of 10th & Piedmont, every heart in the wall will be filled by the name of a person or group that we love and are still too busy to hate.”
The total cost of the project, minus services and supplies donated by gay-owned Atlanta businesses KEYLAY Design and Prima Printing, would be $7,800 according to Rainbros. All additional funds raised beyond that (and the 3.5 percent processing fee charged by PayPal) will go to five social justice organizations: Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Lost-n-Found Youth, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, The Link Counseling Center and The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. Rainbros set an overall fundraising goal of $25,000.