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Soulforce Equality Ride burns through Georgia

Soulforce visits the Georgia Captiol

Soulforce, an organization dedicated to fighting anti-LGBT religious and political oppression, brought its Equality Ride to Georgia earlier this month, attending a protest, speaking at colleges and attending town halls during its four-day trek through the Peach State.

This year marks the second year that the Equality Ride passed through Georgia. It began in 2006 and has seen more than 100 riders participating in dialogue in more than 50 schools across the country.

For J. Mason, co-director of the Equality Ride, the highlight of the visit was a meeting with the president of Carver College, Robert Crummie. Mason, 27, identifies as transmasculine.

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Atlanta ‘Rick Bus’ stop draws local, national activists

Members of Soulforce at the'Rick Bus' protest

Around 30 supporters of GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum gathered outside of the Georgia Capitol today as part of the Susan B. Anthony List's “Rick Bus” tour. Noticeably absent was Maggie Gallagher, former chair of the National Organization for Marriage.

Gallagher had been slated to speak at the event as late as today, according to the group's website. An organizer for today's rally said Gallagher was in Minnesota and was unable to make it to Georgia in time for the rally.

Several speakers addressed the handful of attendees who gathered to support Santorum ahead of the state's Super Tuesday primary. A few Georgia politicians and a small group of local supporters were on-hand for today's rally.

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‘Rick Bus’ tour brings the anti-gay to Ga. ahead of Super Tuesday

Maggie Gallagher brings the anti-gay back to Georgia

Maggie Gallagher, the former chair of the National Organization for Marriage, will bring her unique brand of crazy to Georgia ahead of the state's Super Tuesday primary as part of the Susan B. Anthony List's “Rick Bus” tour.

The tour features conservative and religious activists who support the presidential candidacy of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and will make stops in Columbus and Augusta on Saturday, March 3; and Savannah, Macon and Atlanta on Monday, March 5.

Also joining Gallagher is former Colorado U.S. Rep Marilyn Musgrave. You may remember her as the sponsor of the failed Federal Marriage Amendment. She, like Gallagher, has made a treasure trove of anti-gay statements during her career.