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Gay Georgia organizations

Use the links below to find information on many of Georgia's LGBT organizations. To add your listing, please e-mail editor@thegavoice.com with your organization's details (including name, website, phone number,...
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Carroll County gay man target of suspected arson

A Carroll County man believes he was the victim of a hate crime after his house was set on fire late Sunday, according to WSB-TV. Chris Staples told WSB that a rock, with an anti-gay note attached, was thrown through a window in his home and several hours later, he awoke to flames in his bedroom.

According to WSB, Staples said of the note:

"It said, ‘We know you're gay. And God hates gays. You won't be raping anybody in the county and God's going to make sure that you burn in hell.’ And something about my daddy... my daddy will make sure you burn in hell."

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Is direct action making a comeback in gay Georgia?

Atlanta's Queer Justice League protests the National Organization for Marriage's Atlanta rally

It was dubbed “Queerlicious Mouths Unite” and was intended to make a strong statement to Gov. Nathan Deal that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are here and queer, so get used to it.

The plan was for same-sex couples to attend Deal’s inauguration and publicly kiss as the new governor, a Republican, took his oath. But the Jan. 10 protest was canceled as the worst snowstorm to hit Georgia in a decade also canceled many of Deal’s inauguration events.

“The intended message was that we wanted to seriously remind Deal and the general public of the queer community, our seat at the table and that we are Georgians, too,” said Jess Morgan, an organizer of the canceled event with the Queer Justice League, MondoHomo, Savannah’s Queer Power Movement and GetEQUAL.