Ga. Dems back LGBT equality with ask for cash

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Georgia's Democratic Party continued its bear hug of the gays, this time urging supporters to stand up against violence aimed at transgender people. And give them money.

The party emailed supporters early Wednesday with this:

The Democratic Party of Georgia and its LGBT Caucus recognize the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) held globally and here in Georgia on November 20.  Through honest and open discussions on the violence against the transgender community, we can begin to work toward real solutions in providing equality for all. The Democratic Party of Georgia stands with the LGBT community in acknowledging that our state cannot realize its full potential without first recognizing the fundamental dignity of all people.

The Georgia TDOR observance will be held at 6 PM, Wednesday, November 20, on the steps of the Georgia capital. We encourage all members of our community to show support by attendance.

The inclusive message closed with an ask for contributions to the party's Yellow Dog Club.

The plea for equality and cash didn't make it to the party's Twitter feed or Facebook page, but it's another step in the organization's outreach to LGBT supporters. In September, new party chair DuBose Porter joined a gay caucus meeting to reaffirm his commitment to gay marriage and other LGBT issues.

Atlanta activists return their Transgender Day of Remembrance to the steps of the State Capitol (photo) on Wednesday. Last year, the event shifted to the Rush Center. Why do they do it? To remember the 238 trans people killed across the globe. Or call attention to the day-to-day prejudice that transgender people face. Just ask Alissah Brooks.

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