Atlanta gays offer ‘hey, y’all’ to Creating Change

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Grassroots LGBT activists in Atlanta toasted their out-of-town friends in the equality movement on Wednesday with a hearty “welcome, y’all” reception for attendees at the massive Creating Change conference unfolding downtown this week.

The Rush Center, home to several gay non-profits, offered up wine, beer and tasty hors d’oeuvres from gay-owned neighbor Radial Café to Creating Change organizers and participants. The conference, last held in Atlanta in 2000, opened Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

Several Atlanta activists are hosting workshops during the event, which is expected to draw more than 3,000 people hoping to hone their social justice skills.

Wednesday’s reception included an appearance by state Rep. Keisha Waites, the newest of Georgia’s three openly gay state lawmakers, and a display by the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project (top photo).


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