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|Atlanta's gay chamber teams up with Stonewall Bar Assn. for night of networking|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|February 28, 2011 13:57|
The Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Stonewall Bar Association for the chamber's popular monthly Fourth Friday Networking on Feb. 25 at the recently expanded Phillip Rush Center.
Radial Cafe, right next door to the Rush Center, provided the food while the Stonewall Bar Association provided the alcohol.
During the networking and social event, people toured the renovated Rush Center which is now home to Georgia Equality, the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative, Atlanta Pride, MEGA Family Project, AGLCC, In the Life Atlanta and SAGE, an organization for LGBT seniors. Nearly 30 organizations use the space for meetings or trainings as well.
Radial Cafe owner Frank Bragg announced at the meeting that Radial has plans to expand as well to be open for dinner which will include a bar. A representative from Actor's Express said much help is needed to raise $50,000 in one month to try to save the very gay-friendly theater.
Also speaking was Rebecca Isaacs, executive director of the Equality Federation, a national organization of state-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations.
Linda Ellis, executive director of ALHI, a close friend of Phillip Rush, noted that Feb. 25 was the birthday of the longtime activist who is the namesake of the center. Rush died in April 2009.
Click here for photos from the event.
Top photo: Attendees at the AGLCC's Fourth Friday networking event included Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham (left) (by Dyana Bagby)
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