As 2013 approaches, the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have a few wishes for LGBT Atlanta.
Selected as this year’s GA Voice People of the Year for their non-stop charity work and their role in founding Lost-N-Found Youth, an organization that helps homeless LGBT youth, the Sisters are undoubtedly committed to community.
Now, a year later, the agency is once again sending out fundraising emails — the most recent, sent Dec. 21, has the subject line “Acceptance is a Precious Gift” — but leaders still refuse to grant interviews and either can’t or won’t list a five-member board.
The Creating Change Conference, billed as the “nation’s pre-eminent political, leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBT social justice movement,” comes to Atlanta in January to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The massive event is sponsored by the National Lesbian & Gay Task Force.
Michael Shutt, a member of the host committee and the director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Emory University, said now is the time for Creating Change to come to the Southeast.