Phillip Rush Center
1530 DeKalb Avenue, Suite A
Phone: (678) 362-4084
The Phillip Rush Center is named for noted community advocate and philanthropist Phillip Rush in honor of his long-standing commitment to bring diverse people and organizations together in an effort to foster partnerships and understanding. With initial funding from the Lloyd Russell Foundation, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Fund and a host of individual donors, the Phillip Rush Center houses office space, meeting and training rooms to be used by organizations whose mission or activities advance LGBT rights and understanding.
The vision of the Rush Center was developed in the Fall of 2008 with the decision of the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative (ALHI) and Georgia Equality to establish a shared office space. The benefits of the location include being directly adjacent to a MARTA train-station, ample free parking and LGBT owned businesses in the same building.
Due to overwhelming community support, the Rush Center has expanded twice since 2009
In an effort to create a shared space that goes beyond the identity of any one particular group, ALHI and Georgia Equality decided to name this new facility the Phillip Rush Center.
In the year since it’s founding, the Rush Center has become the home for Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative, Georgia Equality, Atlanta Pride Committee, MEGA Family Project, Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, In the Life Atlanta and Circle of Grace Community Church.
The Rush Center is also the regular meeting place for the newly established SAGE-Atlanta chapter and weekly support groups addressing domestic violence, transgender issues and black gay men who are living with HIV. Outside organizations ranging from Southerners on New Ground (SONG), Lambda Legal, Sweet Potato Cakes (and African American lesbian poets group) and Spark Reproductive Justice to the Atlanta Executive Network, the Atlanta Macintosh Users Group, Georgia Shares, and the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition have all used the Rush Center for meetings, fundraisers and public events.
The events and trainings held here include regular parenting and coming out workshops, sensitivity training for social service providers who work with the LGBT community, public health fairs that have included cancer screenings and HIV testing and a series of strategy sessions for healthcare, youth and social justice advocates.
A handful of political and social events have also been held here.
Supporting Atlanta's LGBT Community
The Phillip Rush Center is a partnership between the The Health Initiative and Georgia Equality to provide a central gathering place for LGBT organizations. In the past two years, the Rush Center has become the home to Atlanta Pride, MEGA Family Project,
Categories: Community Organization
HoursMon: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Report a Problem
Free Screening of "Jewel's Catch One"Another free film screening brought to you by Atlanta Pride and Out on Film! "Jewel's Catch One" documents the oldest Black owned disco in America and establishes...
07:00 PM - 06/14/2017
Equally Wed Atlanta Book Launch!WHAT: We're gathering to celebrate equallywed.com's cofounder Kirsten Palladino's new book, Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding (Seal...
06:00 PM - 06/01/2017
SNaP Co Membership Meeting: Choosing Our Next Campaign!SNaP Co's membership meeting this month will help to determine the direction of our future campaign! We'll be hearing from our ATL Interns following their retreat...
06:00 PM - 05/24/2017
JustUsATL organizing meetingHello! This is an Atlanta based trasgender support and advocacy group. With minor set backs, we are looking to re-structure, re-invent, and revitalize the group...
09:00 AM - 05/21/2017
Free Breast Health ScreeningThe Health Initiative is hosting a no-cost community breast health screening day that is open for registration now! Services provided are made possible by a grant...
09:00 AM - 04/15/2017
HIV Criminalization Advocacy TrainingGeorgia's HIV criminalizations laws are outdated, discriminatory and bad for the public's health. If you already know that and want to learn how to effectively tell...
06:00 PM - 03/23/2017
Free screening of award winning documentary "Political Animals"Atlanta Pride and Out on Film join forces again to offer a free screening of award winning documentary, "Political Animals." "Political Animals" tells the story...
07:00 PM - 03/15/2017
Life Lab Presents: Craft Your IdentityWe’ll get intimate with our various inner selves, including our committee of inner critics and crew of inner allies. The magic of crafting our identity is not...
10:30 AM - 02/11/2017
Annual Winter SocialJoin us for our annual Winter Social event to celebrate our members, staff and canvassers! There will be a silent auction, a talent show and a special awards ceremony!...
06:00 PM - 12/09/2016
From this Day Forward Film ScreeningGeorgia Equality and Atlanta Pride Committee will co-host a screening of "From this Day Forward" on Monday 11/21 at the Phillip Rush Center Annex from 6:30pm- 9pm...
06:30 PM - 11/21/2016
Our Stories Our EvolutionThis event is a listening session of StoryCorps interviews that feature the stories of gay black men. This month we will be sharing the stories of Malcom Reid and...
06:00 PM - 11/11/2016
Join HRC as we bus to Charlotte, NC to #GOTVJoin HRC as we bus to Charlotte, NC to #GOTV With the Tar Heel State most certainly a swing state, HRC is encouraging our members and supporters to join us for...
06:30 PM - 11/04/2016
It Happens to Us, Too: Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ CommunityPlease join us for a presentation and facilitated discussion on the dynamics of intimate partner violence in LGBTQ relationships. We will explore unique experiences,...
06:00 PM - 08/03/2016
Gayme On! with This Free Life, Outworlders, and Atlanta PrideJoin This Free Life, Atlanta Pride and OutWorlders for a night of gaming. We will offer over 50 games from strategy to charades. Here's a sneak peek at some of...
06:00 PM - 07/28/2016
Legislative Panel with MAAPJoin MAAP, Georgia Equality and Creative Approach Atlanta for a panel with five Georgia lawmakers on July 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Georgia Equality / The Phillip...
06:00 PM - 07/21/2016
2016 Atlanta Pride Trans March Open CallAtlanta Pride’s annual Trans March is doing something a little different this year. We’re holding an open call for transgender and gender non-conforming dancers...
12:00 PM - 07/09/2016
Our Stories Our EvolutionListening session of StoryCorps interviews that feature the stories of gay black men. This month we will be sharing the stories of Jon Gabriel Ortiz and Jerome Hoskins....
06:00 PM - 07/08/2016
RT @AtlantaProle: #Atlanta New video Rhythm Roulette: Tony Seltzer on @YouTube https://t.co/IGnoq33isY
Live internet radio interview in #buckhead talking comedy, to movies about my next projectat WtntRadio with msAtldo… https://t.co/mJTKiPhazI
UNIQUE AUTO SHOP NEEDS TECHS! SIGN-ON BONUS (Marietta) #Atlanta #Jobs https://t.co/dfOyZDLbNp
Military Food Service Specialist-Cheesecake Factory-Restaurant Manager (Atlanta, GA) #Atlanta #Jobs https://t.co/T5eetnRhIG
Hey Early Birds! There is just over a month left on our $250 off tickets! https://t.co/94DEiu9dCh #Diversity… https://t.co/g5TvdBHAk0
RT @AtlantaProle: #Atlanta New video YFN Lucci “Like Pac” (WSHH Exclusive – Official Audio)... https://t.co/Ontzq4a4Im
Pilot ejects from fiery F-16 during takeoff... #Atlanta #ATL #news https://t.co/684Wxugxk9
Work From Home PT $1,500 - $7,500 Monthly Residual Paid Daily (All 50 States) #Atlanta #Jobs https://t.co/KEPwth6QrM
RT @My_ATL_Job: Sales Representative - WastePro - Doraville, GA: Stays directly involved in… https://t.co/Zqd2dgfKDY #atlanta #jobs
#Atlanta #Georgia Jun 21 16:42 Temperature 78°F cloudy Wind VRB 7 km/h Humidity 80% .. https://t.co/ThxtTZUkxJ