Meador admits going against the Ku Klux Klan outside the gates of Augusta State University has her a little worried. But it also steels her resolve to present a another image, one of tolerance.
"This is the civil rights (struggle) of our generation," she said.
Meador is founder of Proud Ally, one of several gay rights groups that will band together today against the KKK's rally. The Klan plans to march in support of graduate counseling student Jennifer Keeton, who sued ASU after staff told her to take a remediation program because of her views on homosexuality.
Keeton has vehemently denied any support or connection with the KKK.
On Friday evening, supporters of Proud Ally met at Nacho Mama's in downtown Augusta to make signs and formulate a strategy. A few minutes with neon-colored poster board and thick double-sided markers produced signs such as "Love Not Hate."
Meador, an Augusta native who now lives in New York City, formed Proud Ally as an outlet for straight people to support the homosexual community. She said the issue of gay rights is especially germane right now in light of recent suicides and hate crimes against gay students.
"It's a crisis in sense," she said.