Atlanta Celebrates Pride By Announcing Permanent Rainbow Crosswalk
“It signifies that the LGBTQ community is part of Atlanta’s story.”

I love the insistence – and I think it’s an important notion to spread – that pride is permanent. It’s not just contained within one month out of the year. 

On this crosswalk, LGBTQ advocate (who garnered the support for this initiative) says, “It signifies that the LGBTQ community is part of Atlanta’s story. And I think it’s important to recognize that like any other part of our history.”

Our community has been a fixture throughout history, and will pulsate even more powerfully throughout the years to come.

The crosswalks together form a continuous circuit, an unbroken symbol of immortality.

It was supposed to be an easy win for Republicans.

But the more than four month-long bitter special election fight in Georgia’s 6th congressional district has been anything but simple. Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are locked in a razor-tight contest that’s obliterated spending records, with tens of millions pouring into the critical contest in the northern Atlanta suburbs that’s taken on major national implications.

Democrats in Georgia and around the country are hoping a victory on Tuesday by Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, would send a message to President Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress.

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