4 ways to help LGBT Atlanta (without money)

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There are so many ways to support LGBT Atlanta. But most of them involve cold hard cash. Or at least a check or credit card number. So here are four ways to give back to gay Atlanta that don’t involve opening your purse.

Georgia Equality. It’s election time and several LGBT candidates are running. So the state’s gay lobbying group is hosting a Campaign Volunteer Orientation on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. With this one, you’ll learn from the best – former Atlanta City Council President, and current GE lobbyist, Cathy Woolard. And free pizza!

GE lobbyist Cathy Woolard will be on hand Thursday evening to give a briefing on our top priority campaigns. You’ll also learn about the candidates volunteer needs, meet other volunteers and have the opportunity to sign up to work on the campaign of your choice. Don’t worry about dinner, pizza and drinks will be provided.

Lost N Found Youth. The upstart group that provides shelter for homeless LGBT youth wants you. To train. The organization is in need of volunteers, so they are hosting a training session on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. And yes, girl, you’ll need a background check if you make it through phase one of the training.

This volunteer training will reveal the severity of LGBTQ youth homelessness across the SouthEast and introduce you to the program we’ve created to address the problem. Following the class you’ll be prepared to visit our home, work with clients, and help us to identify and assist homeless LGBTQ youth living on the street.

Atlanta police LGBT advisory board. This group of volunteers is searching for new members. Three of the nine board seats are open. Some professional skills are handy as this board acts as a liaison between Atlanta police and the city’s gay residents. Yep, you’ll get a background check for this one, too. Here are the details.

East Point Possums. Yes that fabulous mess of a drag show fundraiser (photo) doesn’t just happen each June. Lots of folks give lots of time behind the scenes to make it work. But ahead of the June 16 dragvaganza, they are looking for volunteers to help with setup and takedown on the day of the show. Come on, where else can you gain the experience of seeing all those drag queens put on or take off their makeup and costumes? Tuck, tuck, tuck. You’ll have a good story to tell the gaybies one day. And there’s no background check. And alcohol at the venue.

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