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Georgia Equality offers free advocacy training

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Georgia Equality, the state's largest LGBT rights advocacy organization, will host citizen lobby training tomorrow at the Phillip Rush Center from 1–5 p.m.

The training is aimed at teaching participants “how to most effectively communicate with elected officials on the local, state and federal level and receive an update on the most important issues facing the LGBT and HIV communities during this year’s legislative session.”

The training will highlight the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act, a bill that would extend nondiscrimination protection to gay and transgender state employees, and Georgia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a combined state and federal program that helps to provide medication for people with HIV who have limited or no income. Currently 1,455 Georgians are wait-listed for the program