If you see Cyrus Gilbert and his Honda CRV scooting around gay Atlanta, honk and wave at this hair stylist turned LGBT activist. How will you know it's him? The license plate.
Gilbert sued in federal court (and won) so he could be out and proud on his license plate. The Georgia Department of Driver Services initially balked at his requests for 4GAYLIB, GAYPWR or GAYGUY on his tag. Then they relented and changed policies that put at least 90 gay slogans on a list of banned vanity tags.
Gilbert received his plate this week (image above) and proudly embraced his small, but important, fight for LGBT equality that he waged with the help of attorney Cynthia Counts.
"It's all about progress. It's another step forward," said Gilbert.
The plate offers up six letters in all caps: "GAY" and "PWR" separated by a Georgia peach. So very Southern.