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‘All I Want for Christmas is Equality’ rally targets holiday shoppers

The Queer Justice League of Atlanta has planned a Black Friday rally at one of the city’s busiest shopping districts to push for equality on the local, state and national levels.

The QJL will meet Friday, Nov. 26, at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Lenox Road in Buckhead. The intersection is near Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza.

The rally, titled “All I Want For Christmas Is Equal Rights,” is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Queer Justice League looking to recruit Atlanta activists

Atlanta’s Queer Justice League will host its first-ever open meeting Tuesday night at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer from 7-9 p.m.

The organization is seeking people interested in LGBT activism and will offer ways for participants to become more involved in local and national issues.

The QJL recently met with the staff of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) after his office admitted a member of the senator’s staff left an anti-gay comment on the gay blog Joe.My.God. The staffer has since been "removed."

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Pro-gay counter-protesters outnumber KKK in Augusta

The permit said 100 Ku Klux Klan members in hoods would be standing outside the gates of Augusta State University between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 23 to protest the faculty’s alleged embrace of LGBT issues. Instead, one dozen bedraggled-looking men in fatigues marched onto the lawn, shouted for about a half hour and left, leaving over 200 counter-protesters wondering what all the fuss had been about.

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Atlanta’s Queer Justice League releases first local ‘It Gets Better’ video

Queer Justice League member at Atlanta Pride

The Queer Justice League released its first video from its “It Gets Better” video campaign filmed over Atlanta Pride weekend.

The video is released today as part of the national call on Oct. 20 for people to wear purple as a way to raise awareness about anti-gay bullying and the recent youth suicides allegedly due, at least in part, to the bullying.

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Faces of Pride

More than 500 people stopped by our booth to have their pictures taken for our 'Faces of Pride' series

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Atlanta ‘It Gets Better’ Campaign launched for Pride

Today, the Queer Justice League of Atlanta and the Georgia Voice announced a project to help bring hope to LGBT teens. Our press release is below; please join us at the Georgia Voice booth during Pride to help tell our community's youth that "It Gets Better."

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Chambliss’ office responsible for anti-gay slur

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss admitted an anti-gay blog comment originated from his Atlanta office

Georgia LGBT groups were up in arms this week after an anti-gay death threat in an online forum was tracked back to the office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT political group, organized supporters to call Chambliss’ local offices around the state, while the upstart Queer Justice League demanded that Chambliss apologize.

“We want an official, contrite apology for Senator Chambliss, to the LGBT community and to all Georgians,” QJL’s Art Izzard said in a press release. “We also want Sen. Chambliss to commit to engaging his employees in sensitivity training, to equip them to better handle the concerns of his constituents.”

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Queer Justice League meets with Chambliss staff over anti-gay comment left on blog

Members of the Queer Justice League

The Queer Justice League met with the staff of Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) this afternoon to deliver a letter in response to a malicious comment posted on the gay-oriented blog Joe.My.God. The post came moments after the U.S. Senate failed to move forward on a defense bill that included repeal language for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The commenter, who identified himself as “Jimmy,” wrote “All faggots must die” shortly after the vote.

Chambliss voted against the cloture measure, which postponed Congressional DADT action indefinitely.

Some 10 members of the QJL met at 4 p.m. at the senator’s offices, located off Galleria Parkway in Cobb County, to deliver the letter. They met with Camila Knowles, State Director and General Counsel for Chambliss and called the meeting “cordial.”

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Queer Justice League to reprimand Chambliss over blog comment

The Queer Justice League will respond tomorrow to a blog comment allegedly left by a member of Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ staff on the gay blog Joe.My.God. by delivering a letter to the senator calling for a public apology as well as for his staff to undergo “sensitivity training.”

The group will deliver the letter to Chambliss’ Atlanta office at 4 p.m. The group initially requested a meeting with the senator, but Chambliss will be in Washington, D.C. according to the QJL.