Join us live with Georgia’s first-ever LGBTQ state senator

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Join us Friday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. for a live virtual discussion with LGBTQ advocates recapping the election results and highlighting the historic election of the first LGBTQ person to the Georgia Senate.

Project Q Atlanta founder Matt Hennie hosts the Q Conversations event with a panel of experts. They will dissect the impact of Tuesday’s results on LGBTQ equality and analyze how pro-equality candidates performed at the ballot box.

Guests include Kim Jackson (photo), who made history this week when she became the first LGBTQ person elected to the Georgia Senate; Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality; and Fred Smith, an Emory professor and LGBTQ advocate.

RSVP now to join Friday’s event and to let us know what questions you have for our panel.

Can’t make the event on Friday? Go ahead and RSVP. A recording of the conversation will be available later.

About our speakers

Graham is executive director of Georgia Equality, which works to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for LGBTQ communities throughout Georgia. Graham began advocating on LGBT and AIDS-related issues as a college student in the mid-1980s.

Jackson is an Episcopal priest with 10 years of ministry. She has served as a college chaplain, consultant, parish priest and social justice advocate. She currently serves as vicar of Episcopal Church of the Common Ground and is an urban farmer with her spouse at their Stone Mountain home.

Smith is an associate professor at Emory University School of Law and in 2019 was named the law school’s Outstanding Professor of the Year. He serves on the LGBTQ Advisory Board for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the board of Lambda Legal.

Hennie is the founder of Project Q Atlanta, a media outlet covering LGBTQ issues since 2008. He has worked in local journalism for more than 25 years.

This event is supported through a grant from Facebook Journalism Project’s COVID-19 Local News Relief Fund.


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