Release: Friday, October 7, 2016
DPG Statement on LGBTQ History Month & Atlanta Pride
Atlanta, GA – Democratic Party of Georgia LGBTQ Caucus Chair Jim Taflinger and First Vice Chair Colton Griffin issued the following joint statement in honor of LGBTQ History Month and Atlanta Pride.
“As we celebrate LGBTQ History Month and the 46th year of Pride celebrations in Atlanta, the Democratic Party of Georgia LGBTQ Caucus extends a special thanks to our allies and friends who continue to stand with us in advancing our journey towards full equality.
“The stakes in this year’s elections are extremely high and the end result will impact all of us for years to come. We have a clear choice. As a country, we can give in to the politics of hate and fear and cynicism, and enable policies that would strip away the civil liberties of the LGBTQ community and many others. Or we can elect Hillary Clinton and Georgia Democrats, who will fight for the rights of us all. We can preserve and build on the progress made under President Obama’s leadership and push our county forward.
“This month, it’s important to remember that Georgia remains a state that provides zero basic protections for LGBTQ individuals. We can be fired from work, discriminated in housing, and denied basic benefits based solely on whom we love. However, with the support of our allies and the leadership of Georgia Democrats in the state legislature, our march towards full equality and fairness and justice is just over the horizon.
“We welcome all Democrats and friends to join us this weekend at the Atlanta Pride celebration, with a special invitation to march with us in the Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at the Civic Center Marta Station at noon this Sunday, October 9th.
“A key value of the Democratic Party of Georgia is the belief that we are not identified by labels or our differences. We support each other as one family. We fight for each other’s rights. And we lift each other up because we are stronger together.”
Details for marching in the Atlanta Pride Parade with Georgia Democrats can be found here.