The Young Democrats of Georgia celebrates National Coming Out Day! Today we honor and celebrate our LGBTQIA+ family by openly and enthusiastically supporting their true selves. If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, know that the Young Democrats of Georgia loves and respects you and your sexuality.
We’d like to also take this opportunity to congratulate the new vice chair and secretary of the Young Democrats of Georgia LGBTQ caucus!
Vice Chair- Matt Southwell
Secretary- Callie Clark
It’s a great day to make a donation to their caucus. If you would like to support their work, please visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ydg_caucus_lgbtq.
Profile: Megan Payne
Chair, LGBTQ Caucus
Every year this day is an opportunity to come (back) out as our true, authentic selves AND to support those coming out for the first time.
I came out gradually starting the Summer of 2007, but my true coming out was in July of 2009, right after I turned 20 years old. I am happy to say that my family and friends (while some were a little confused or concerned initially) have accepted my identity and loved me for who I am! Many of them have become more engaged in LGBTQ-related movements to support me.
So today, I come out out again! I am the following and more!:
– Pansexual (a member of the Bi+ community)
– A strong, independent woman (she/her pronouns please)
– An LGBTQ community advocate
– A political activist
– An Equity & Inclusion leader and supporter
– A techie
– A human
Atlanta PRIDE Weekend
We are grateful to all the groups who have organized and invited our members to march with them in the Atlanta PRIDE parade on Sunday, October 13th. If you are looking for a group to march with, please consider joining the Democratic Party of Georgia LGBTQ+ Caucus in Row B. They are meeting marchers starting at 10am.Marchers may arrive no later than 11:30am. March begins at 12 noon. Head to corner of Ralph McGill & Peachtree; ask a volunteer coordinator for directions to Row B for Georgia Democrats. The easiest way to get there is to take MARTA to the civic center station. ALL ARE WELCOME.