SOJOURN Honoree Faces ‘Clearly an Organized Opposition’

Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham is receiving Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity (SOJOURN)’s Kinsler Rainmaker Award.

Jeff-GrahamOne of the leaders of the Georgia opposition to the proposed First Amendment Defense Act and other legislation related to the tabled Religious Freedom Restoration Act is Jeff Graham, the executive director of Georgia Equality.

Graham has waged a constant fight online and in the Capitol against the legislation in the belief that it would legalize discrimination against the LGBT community, same-sex marriage, and, in the case of FADA, many others who might run afoul of some people’s faith-based morality.

As the General Assembly enters the final stretch of the 2016 session, Graham and his allies will get a break from the battle for one night when he’s honored with the Michael Jay Kinsler Rainmaker Award at the 10th annual Purim off Ponce, the costume party and fundraiser for SOJOURN: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity.

“Jeff has been a strong supporter of SOJOURN for many years,” SOJOURN Executive Director Rebecca Stapel-Wax said when announcing the award in the fall. “He was instrumental in our transition into a fully independent 501(c)(3) organization, and he has been strong partner in our advocacy and education work across the South. We couldn’t think of a better honoree as we celebrate 10 years of Purim off Ponce and 15 years of hard work across the region.”

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