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Top 10 signs from Atlanta’s ‘Day of Decision’ rally

Atlanta Day of Decision rally

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!

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Mary Anne Adams moved to Atlanta in 1988 and since that time she has seen Atlanta's LGBT scene change dramatically.

“One of the biggest changes that I have seen is the degree and level of outness from LGBTQ communities, both internally and externally. Despite the overt homophobia and ever-looming threats of violence, it’s been exhilarating to see young folks on MARTA and at public events showing their affection for each other and just being themselves,” she said.

A proliferation of queer campus groups and openly gay politicians serving in the state legislature are also signs of Georgia's progress, said Adams, who works in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University and as an organizer with ZAMI NOBLA (National Organization of Lesbians Aging).

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Queer radicals to ‘GlitterBomb’ May Day rally at Ga. Capitol


GlitterBomb! plants down again in Atlanta at a May Day rally to honor workers' rights and labor unions as part of rallies across the world on Tuesday, May 1, at the Georgia Capitol.

"May Day is here and we queers are invested in this international movement. May Day is a movement structured around fighting for workers rights and labor unions," states a press release from GlitterBomb!, an group organized last year and made its first official action by marching in the 2011 Atlanta Pride Parade.

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Atlanta LGBT Civil Rights March participants urged to play role in upcoming elections


Approximately 50 people marched from Woodruff Park to the state Capitol on Saturday, April 21, as part of the 2012 Worldwide LGBT Civil Rights March that was to take place in cities across the country and world, according to organizers.

At a rally at the state Capitol following the march, numerous people spoke about the challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people face in Georgia and around the world in their fight for full equality.

But they also urged people to be committed and dedicated to achieving equality because the opposition works every day to plant obstacles, target gay-friendly politicians and strategize politically to bring the LGBT movement to a standstill.

One way to show the commitment is to work for candidates who believe in LGBT equality and vote on July 31 in the primary for state and local elected officials.

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[Photos] Atlanta commemorates MLK Day

11th annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast

The 11th annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast was held Jan. 16, 2012, at St. Mark United Methodist Church as part of the official Martin Luther King Jr. march's events. More than 250 people attended the breakfast with the theme "Setting Our Agenda for Justice" and included food as well as discussion surrounding such issues as reproductive rights, gender equality, HIV stigma and economic disparity.

Founded by Craig Washington and Darlene Hudson, the breakfast is a way for black LGBT people "to take the lead in bringing all groups to remember the contributions of lesbian poet activist Audre Lorde and civil rights activist and aide to Dr. King, Bayard Rustin," says Hudson. (Photos by Dyana Bagby)