Triad Equality Alliance begins new campaign: All are equal in God’s eyes


Triad Equality Alliance (TEA), a local organization (affiliated with EqualityNC) which works to educate the public on LGBT issues primarily through advertising means, has started up their new billboard campaign, funded in part by a grant from the Guilford Green Foundation. The ‘All Equal’ campaign’s first billboard, according to TEA’s website, is located at 4510 West Market Street near Revere Drive, on the north side of the road facing east.

I guess it is kind of funny I found out about this from Doug, over at his N&R Staff blog, “Off the Record.” I knew TEA was planning on a new campaign, but I guess the news of its coming just slipped me.

It is needless to say that the religious-political side of the debate has been dominated far too long by religious conservatives. LGBT people are starting to join in on that conversation. We can’t afford to ignore it any longer.

According to TEA, the billboard opens up a new conversation in the debate of LGBT equality:

“For the past three years the Triad Equality Alliance has worked hard to educate the broader community on the right of every American, straight or gay, to equal rights under the law,” says Judith Kobler, chair of the TEA board. “We have done this with a variety of billboard offerings. In the first we displayed our message alongside an image of the constitution. Later we showed photos of gay and lesbian people who live in the Triad, under the headline ‘we are your neighbors and we are gay’ and ‘gay and lesbian people are valued members of this community.’ In keeping with our messages around equality, it seemed a natural next step to state what may be obvious to some, but not all, ‘We are all equal in the eyes of God.” Then to help our readers think about this statement, we ask the question, ‘what about in yours?’

“We believe it could make some angry but we also know it will lead to questioning and conversations. We hope these healthy dialogues will continue the process of questioning and move us a little closer to our goal of ‘equal rights, not special rights.'”

Billboard campaigns like this are expensive, however. If you have the means I highly encourage you to Support TEA.

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3 Responses to “Triad Equality Alliance begins new campaign: All are equal in God’s eyes”
  1. Samantha says:

    i saw this the other day on W. Market (away from downtown) on a billboard. TEA does great things for awareness and the LGBTQA community in Greensboro and beyond.

  2. Matt says:

    Yes they do. You gotta love TEA.

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