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HRC Alabama Hosts Meet and Greet in Huntsville

by HRC staff February 24, 2016


Post submitted by HRC Alabama Field OrganizerTori Wolfe-Sisson

Earlier this month, HRC Alabama and Project One America Director Ben Needham joined over 60 equality supporters in Huntsville, Alabama. While there were familiar faces from events and organizations like Rocket City Pride, Free2Be and Soulforce, there were also some new folks in the room meeting us for the first time.

The meet and greet was a spectacular show of community support before the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural LGBTQ Summit. Speakers from the Southern Poverty Law Center, Free2Be, Living in Limbo, The Knights and Orchids Society, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Enroll Alabama, the Magic City Acceptance Project and AIDS Alabama gathered at the summit to share information and resources.

Ashlee Davis, a White House Liaison of the USDA, was the lead organizer of the summit. Davis has been working since 2013 to get the word out that LGBT people are protected by USDA policy.

HRC Alabama has been doing significant work both to raise Huntsville’s score on HRC’s Municipal Equality Index, which examines the laws, policies, and services of municipalities and rates them on the basis of their inclusivity of LGBT people who live and work there. We are also working to establish relationships with hospitals to urge them to engage in HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index. Additionally, with partners like Key Bank, which received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, and the leadership of Kenneth Anderson from Huntsville’s Multicultural Affairs office, there is hope for change in Huntsville.

To learn more about HRC's work in Alabama, visit hrc.org/Alabama





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