Moving the Margin: Voting Rights and the Black LGBTQ Community

  • Center for Civil and Human Rights 100 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30313 United States

In our current political moment, there has been considerable discussion and concern around voter suppression and structural efforts to make it more difficult for marginalized communities to vote. Though black LGBTQ communities are disproportionately impacted by many of the structural forces associated with voter suppression, we are not often invited into those conversations. 

To explore these issues, the Counter Narrative Project is pleased to host a community forum featuring activists and community leaders who will discuss voter mobilization in our community. We will explore:

  • How voter suppression laws impact black LGBTQ and HIV communities.
  • Strategies for how we can mobilize black LGBTQ and HIV communities around voting.
  • Countering myths around "voter fraud" that enable voter suppression laws.
  • How to work together to make voter registration more accessible.



  • Chanel Haley, Georgia Equality
  • Malika Redmond, Women Engaged
  • Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project

The event is scheduled for Tuesday February 28, 2017 at 7pm at the Center for Civil and Human Rights