Georgia Equality, the state’s biggest LGBTQ advocacy organization, announced it has endorsed Courtney English for Atlanta City Council Post 1 At-Large.

The Georgia Equality Board of Directors endorses political candidates for their stances on LGBTQ equality.

“In a period in which many people seeking elected office are supportive of the LGBT community, the Georgia Equality Board of Directors will issue an endorsement for a candidate who we feel is best placed to advance our policy agenda,” the organization stated.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Georgia Equality, the preeminent voice for LGBTQ rights in the state,” English said. “I am working to build an Atlanta that works for all of our neighbors. No matter their race, socio-economic status, religion or who they love, all must share in the opportunities Atlanta has to offer.”

“We must create a city that cherishes diversity, where all are welcome and are able to build brighter futures for themselves and their families. I have a strong track record of success on the school board, I have stood against hate and homophobia and have worked to make APS an inclusive organization for all. This is the same kind of effective leadership I will bring to the city-council when elected.”

To see Courtney English among the list of endorsed candidates, visit Georgia Equality’s website.