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Gaps in the Law: Living as an LGBTQ Georgian

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Buckhead Library

269 Buckhead Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30305

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Presented by Georgia State Representative, District 84, Renitta Shannon

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For additional information, please call the Buckhead Library at 404-814-3500 or email the event organizer at Jeffrey.Stinson@fultoncountyga.gov

To RSVP, please visit the Buckhead Library Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/338229677019716/Representative Shannon will be discussing ways LGBTQ Georgians are living unprotected under the law in many areas of life.

She has been a consistent advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and in 2017 she came out as bisexual, making her the first bisexual legislator to serve in the Georgia General Assembly.

In Representative Shannon’s first year as a legislator, she was awarded as one of the Most Valuable Legislators in “The Nation Magazine 2017 Progressive Honor Roll” for her work on sexual assault policy.

She is an active advocate for Reproductive Rights, Economic Justice Issues for Workers, and she is the co-founder of Her Team, a Georgia-based initiative committed to targeting, recruiting, and electing progressive women into office.

Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, Cosmo, and Elite Daily. She also published “Why it Matters to Elect Queer Black Women to Public Office” in The Brown Girl’s Guide to politics during pride month.

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