Atlanta rainbow crosswalks become a reality just in time for Pride
Other LGBT politicians featured include U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Houston Mayor Annise Parker, former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank and many more.
A crew of painters took over the intersection of 10th and Piedmont on Oct. 8 to bathe the crosswalks in the colors of the Pride flag, making the Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks project a reality.
The project’s founder, Robert Sepulveda Jr., was on hand to paint a ceremonial stripe before the painters took over, working all night to finish the assignment. While the rainbow crosswalks will need to be removed by Oct. 16, Sepulveda’s goal is to eventually make them permanent.
A sum of $44,000 was raised for the project via donations from the community, which has led to some criticism from those who believe the money could have been better spent on other LGBT causes—the most frequently mentioned potential recipient being LGBT homeless youth organization Lost-N-Found Youth.
Case closed: Georgia’s same-sex marriage lawsuit is history
It took some time and some negotiating, but it’s finally official: the case is closed on the federal class action lawsuit challenging Georgia’s same-sex marriage ban.
Many Georgians might have assumed that had already happened following the June 26 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down same-sex marriage bans nationwide, but there was still some vital housekeeping to do.
Judge William Duffey asked the plaintiffs and defendants to file a joint status report by Sept. 15 with their decision, and after some discussions between the two, Lambda Legal was able to get them to agree to an entry of final judgment.
‘Drunktown’s Finest’ returns for special engagement
The 2014 Sundance Official Selection and Out on Film jury award-winning film, “Drunktown’s Finest,” returns for a special engagement at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20 at Movies ATL. Lesbian filmmaker Sydney Freeland’s story of three young Native Americans striving to escape the hardships of life on an Indian Reservation—a rebellious father-tobe, a transgender woman and an adopted Christian girl, has garnered critical acclaim. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Trans Justice Funding Project. Tickets can be purchased online at fandango.com.