PROUD Savannah is a LGBTQIA+ focused intersectional taskforce, created by the City of Savannah, that is dedicated to ensuring that its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities can work and live in a welcoming and safe environment.
The PROUD taskforce envisions the City of Savannah as leading the way in addressing its LGBTQIA+ community’s diverse needs. The term LGBTQIA+ refers to individuals, including, but not limited to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and two-spirited. The taskforce’s use of the terms LGBTQIA+ or in the alternative, sexual and gender minorities, recognizes individual differences in self-identification, attraction and expression.
All City of Savannah non-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, and disability. The non-discrimination laws are outlawed in Savannah's Code of Ordinances.
Any person aggrieved by a potential violation of this ordinance may file a complaint with the City Clerk on a form to be provided by the City. Any such complaint must be filed within ninety (90) calendar days after the alleged act of discrimination. A filing fee of $50 shall be paid by the complainant at the time of filing and may be refunded upon a finding in the complainant's favor. Any person financially unable to pay the required filing fee may be permitted to file without paying filing fees; provided, however, such person submits a Pauper's Affidavit on a form to be provided by the City Clerk.