Welcome to Touching Up Our Roots, Georgia's LGBTQ story project.
CLICK HERE for a Timeline of Atlanta LGBTQ Events, recently written by TUOR Coordinator, Dave Hayward, in Georgia Voice:
"Once Upon A Time in Mecca" tells the story of the long march to freedom here for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender folks, an effort which is very much ongoing.
Fasten your seatbelts, it's a bumpy but inspiring ride.
We want to have fun with
our LGBTQ story, so choose Touching Up Our Roots as a name to play with (thanks to longtime activist Liz Throop, who thought it up). After all, we all need to be touching up our roots!
Specifically we are sharing Georgia's long march to freedom for full human and civil rights for all lgbtq people, and our allies.
We are exploring how LGBTQ people transformed from 125 brave souls soldiering forth on the sidewalks in June 1971 for Atlanta's first Pride march, to
a Pride festival drawing up to half a million people today.