Those hirsute ATL gays are not taking this one lying down!
"We are mad as hell are we are not going to take it any more, right after brunch..."
From the glbtatl website:
SEPTEMBER 17, 2009--In protest of the violent raid on the 22-year-old Atlanta Eagle bar on September 10, GLBTATL and members of Atlanta's LGBT community (and supporters) will be gathering in front of Atlanta City Hall on Saturday, September 19, at 12:00 p.m.
GLBTATL, made up of members of Atlanta's LGBT community, and our allies are highly concerned with the Atlanta Police Department in their handling of the police action against the Atlanta Eagle bar on September 10, 2009. We believe that no person, regardless of sexual orientation, race, or other aspect, should be treated in the manners alleged in the official complaints. We are further disappointed in the sluggish response from the Atlanta City Council, and particularly with the abject silence of Mayor Shirley Franklin. We join with other local and national groups in calling for an immediate, transparent investigation into the events. Should the allegations of improper police conduct prove true, the offending parties should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As community leaders, we want it to be understood that our trust in the protection and dedication of Atlanta Police Department officers has been violated.
This is an election year in Atlanta choosing a new mayor and all and this could turn into a big deal . Statewide in Georgia the glbt vote means diddly, BUT, within the city of Atlanta there is some real voting power. Just ask our old pal Wyche Fowler .