ATLANTA – The Health Initiative announced today that Linda Ellis, executive director, has been invited to participate in the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. On Monday, April 9th, Ellis, along with her partner, two children, and mother will join the First Family for the annual event, which celebrates its 134th anniversary this year.
White House officials contacted Jeff Graham, Georgia Equality executive director, earlier this month for assistance in selecting an appropriate LGBT Georgia family to participate. The selection of Ellis on the heels of National LGBT Health Awareness Week is fitting for this year’s theme, “Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move.” The theme was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, which promotes the creation of a healthier generation of children in America.
“It’s very exciting to be a part of this year’s event. My family and I look forward to representing LGBT health and wellness for Georgia on the lawn of The White House,” Ellis stated.
For event information: http://www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
James Parker Sheffield
Director of Organizational Development
The Health Initiative
The Health Initiative is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Georgia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community through education, support, access to care and advocacy. Previously serving the Atlanta lesbian community, The Health Initiative expanded its focus to include gay and bisexual men, as well as transgender individuals throughout the state.
The Health Initiative trains health care providers to ensure LGBTQ Georgians receive quality, competent care and hosts a variety of community programming, including SAGE Atlanta, Domestic Violence Support, Real Bois Talk, Fourth Tuesday, health fairs, and support groups. The Health Initiative’s Health Fund provides access to care for uninsured and under insured LGBTQ Georgians.