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LGBT activists found ‘Act Out Savannah’

Cody Patterson forms LGBT rights group in Savannah

Savannah LGBT activists are forming the group “Act Out Savannah” in response to recent attacks and alleged attacks on gay residents, according to a press release issued today.

“In response to the vile and vicious attacks on fellow members of the GLBT community of Savannah, and in response to the City and Police Department’s failure to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our community, the fiercest of Savannah’s activists have joined together to bring the fight for equal protection, equal rights and equal justice to the streets,” states the release.

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Georgia celebrates Pride month

The Atlanta Pride Festival, by far the largest Pride festival in Georgia, may not take place until October, but there are plenty of other events around the state to mark June, which President Obama officially declared as LGBT Pride Month.

“As Americans, it is our birthright that all people are created equal and deserve the same rights, privileges, and opportunities.  Since our earliest days of independence, our Nation has striven to fulfill that promise.  An important chapter in our great, unfinished story is the movement for fairness and equality on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community,” the president’s proclamation reads.

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Savannah LGBT rights rally attracts hundreds

LGBT persons rally at Savannah City Hall

An estimated crowd of about 400 turned out May 22 to rally for LGBT rights at City Hall in Savannah, Ga. — “the largest event of its kind ever in the city,” according to organizers.