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leader in civil rights as it has for decades.

“Cathy Woolard’s race for mayor of At­lanta is one of the most ex­cit­ing and im­por­tant in the coun­try for LGBT equal­ity,” said Mar­tine Apopca, vice pres­i­dent of po­lit­i­cal op­er­a­tions and com­mu­ni­ca­tions for the Victory Fund. “We en­dorsed Cathy more than a year be­fore her elec­tion be- cause of her visionary lead­er­ship on the City Coun­cil and be­cause her can­di­dacy rep­re­sents an im­por­tant step to­ward a more in­clu­sive South – where LGBT elected of­fi­cials are se­verely un­der­rep­re­sented. Cathy has proven be­fore and will prove again that the right can­di­date with the right mes­sage can win any­where.”

Woolard will take to the streets for Pride, some­thing she has done for decades.

“I’ve been walk­ing in the At­lanta Pride Pa­rade since the early 1980s,” Woolard said. “I look for­ward to it ev­ery year, and none more than 2016. Pride is a great way to for us to come to­gether and demon­strate sol­i­dar­ity and equal­ity, to lis­ten to oth­ers on how to im­prove our neigh­bor­hood, our city and our state.”

If you are a Woolard fan, and look­ing for a group to walk with in the Pride Pa­rade, the cam­paign has ex­tended an in­vi­ta­tion to walk with them on its Face­book page, www.cathy­fo­rat­

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