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The Facebook pages of the University of Georgia's Black Affairs Council and LGBT Resource Center were the targets of hate speech on Sunday, according to a report in the Red & Black student newspaper.
Someone who identified himself as Matthew Robert Williams posted on the BAC page , “Why can’t you dumb dirty niggers stop stinking up the place? Let UGA be RIGHT for good WHITE Christian students.”
Then on the LGBT Resource Center's page the person posted, “Burn in hell faggots.”
The posts were removed quickly and an administrative investigation is under way. Williams filed a report with the UGA police saying his identity was stolen and he was not responsible for the postings.
Last week, Emory University's Candler School of Theology honored anti-gay minister Rev. Dr. H. Eddie Fox, head of World Evangelism for the World Methodist Council, with a Distinguished Alumni Award. Controversy surrounded the decision because of Fox's anti-gay stances within the United Methodist Church and plenty of students and faculty joined a chorus of displeasure with the decision.
Holding signs that stated, "Don't honor exclusion," "No Awards for Homophobia" and "Fox is not fantastic," dozen of students, alumni and allies gathered at the "Rally for an Inclusive Emory" at the building where the awards luncheon was held on Sept. 27. Check out some of the action captured on video:
On Wednesday, June 26, several hundred gay marriage supporters gathered at the corner of 10th and Piedmont streets in Midtown Atlanta to celebrate the two U.S. Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and California's Prop 8. And many of them came with signs.
Some of the signs seen at the rally were in the classic protest-style, but others, like many of the ones below, were tongue-in-cheek with a Southern flair you'd only find in Atlanta.
Here are our favorites, snapped by GA Voice staff members Laura Douglas-Brown, Dyana Bagby and Ryan Watkins. Enjoy!
The U.S. Supreme Court will issue decisions this month that could change the fight for marriage equality for a generation or more.
The last scheduled session for the current Supreme Court term is June 24. At press time June 4, gay marriage supporters and opponents alike were anxiously watching the court for decisions that could impact marriage rights for same-sex couples in California and around the country.
Meanwhile, activists around the country are planning “Day of Decision” demonstrations, including a gathering scheduled for the corner of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta.
“Regardless of what those decisions entail, this will be a historic date for the LGBT community and will have a great impact on the ongoing struggle for equality in Georgia and around the country,” reads an open letter to the LGBT community signed by leaders of eight local LGBT and LGBT-supportive organizations.
Historic gay marriage decisions expected by end of June; ATL rally planned
Last month, five gay couples lined up at the DeKalb County Probate Court to ask for marriage licenses. In a poignant protest, all were denied, as Georgia law bans gay marriage.
A handful of local LGBT and allied clergy were on hand as “peacekeepers” for the protest, part of the “We Do” project organized by the Campaign for Southern Equality.
As the couples and a crowd of about 50 supporters marched to the courthouse, they were led by Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, who wore her clerical collar. Before entering, they gathered in a prayer circle on the lawn.