Without enough allies or LGBTQ-identifying lawmakers in Georgia’s legislature, it seems that, very often, our leaders are providing regressive solutions to problems that do not exist amongst their voters. I have long carried the value that all people are equal — regardless of race, religion, sexual or gender orientation, or background. My biggest accomplishment to date has been raising my daughter aware of her privilege but also embracive of all backgrounds, cultures, and orientations. But until her generation is able to lead, we must pave the way for them.Our leaders must builds bridges instead of walls, and acknowledge each other’s struggles rather than mitigate them.

As your next State Representative, I will always vote against regressive “religious liberty” bills, like SB 375 from this year’s session. And I will push for protected status for the LGBTQ+ community that will prevent discrimination in housing and employment.