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Rush Center expands LGBT center, looks to future

Linda Ellis and Jeff Graham at the newly expanded Phillip Rush Center

What resources are needed to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Georgians and how can organizations provide those resources on such issues as aging, lifestyle and health?

That’s what the Phillip Rush Center hopes to find out after it recently received a $35,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to conduct a broad needs assessment for the state to determine how to best serve LGBT residents.

“This is the first state of the community … a broader snapshot of LGBT Atlanta and throughout the state,” says Linda Ellis, executive director of the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative.

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Atlanta’s gay chamber teams up with Stonewall Bar Assn. for night of networking

Attendees at the AGLCC's Fourth Friday networking event

The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Stonewall Bar Association for the chamber's popular monthly Fourth Friday Networking on Feb. 25 at the recently expanded Phillip Rush Center.

Radial Cafe, right next door to the Rush Center, provided the food while the Stonewall Bar Association provided the alcohol.

During the networking and social event, people toured the renovated Rush Center which is now home to Georgia Equality, the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative, Atlanta Pride, MEGA Family Project, AGLCC, In the Life Atlanta and SAGE, an organization for LGBT seniors. Nearly 30 organizations use the space for meetings or trainings as well.

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MEGA Family comes home

MEGA Family Project hosts support group for adults questioning their sexual orientation