Project Equality, Mercer Law's LGBTQIA student organization, hosted the Second Annual Drag Extravaganza on Oct. 5, 2017, to benefit Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom. The owner of the Hummingbird, as well as the District Attorney of Macon-Bibb County, matched the fundraising total of the organization. Project Equality raised $2,892 to support the local charity.
Project Equality is Mercer Law's LGBTQ+ association, promoting advocacy of queer issues and queer representation in the legal profession.
“LGBT people often face discrimination from safe shelters,” said Project Equality president Sammy D. Hall Jr. “Project Equality supports Crisis Line and Safe House because of their outstanding reputation for supporting all people, regardless of sexual orientation/identity.”
The mission of Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia is to provide community crisis intervention as well as safe shelter, comprehensive support, and recovery services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and to educate the community about the cycle of violence and its prevention.