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Gay Atlanta couple at center of GOP gov’s race controversy

A gay Atlanta chiropractor is facing scrutiny for financially supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp – the same man who as Georgia Secretary of State regulates the massage clinics he owns that have faced sexual assault complaints.    READ MORE »


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Secretary of State candidate John Barrow defends LGBTQ record

John Barrow, a Democrat running for Georgia Secretary of State, opened up about why "religious freedom" bills are discriminatory and his support of marriage equality after voting to ban it in the 1990s.    READ MORE »


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Gay Georgia GOP group backs Trump’s Supreme Court pick

The Georgia Log Cabin Republicans voiced support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with the group saying they 'believe marriage equality is here to stay.'    READ MORE »


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Atlanta earmarks $100,000 to combat city’s HIV crisis

In the midst of an epidemic, Atlanta for the first time ever allocated money in the city budget to fight HIV/AIDS.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Dems warn Supreme Court could ‘rip away’ at LGBTQ equality

Democratic Georgia lawmakers warned of the damage that a Supreme Court with another conservative justice could do to progressive issues, including striking down advances on LGBTQ equality.    READ MORE »


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Gay GOP group’s ethics complaint about mayor’s race thrown out

The Georgia Ethics Commission has tossed a complaint the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans made accusing the Democratic Party of Georgia of 'campaign mischief' during last year’s Atlanta mayoral campaign runoff.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ politicos turn out for Sam Park fundraiser at Blake’s

Out state Rep. Sam Park drew a slew of political allies and supporters for a fundraiser in Midtown on Wednesday night.    READ MORE »


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Statewide Democratic candidates vow to fight ‘religious freedom’ bills

Democratic candidates for statewide office denounced anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bills and outlined plans to protect LGBTQ Georgians during an LGBTQ business summit on Friday.    READ MORE »


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Stacey Abrams makes history at Georgia Equality gala

Political candidates and elected officials came out Saturday for the annual Evening for Equality gala, including a speech by an LGBTQ ally running for governor and $100,000 in fundraising.    READ MORE »


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HRC endorses Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

The Human Rights Campaign on Friday endorsed former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for governor.    READ MORE »


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Meet the lesbian running for the Georgia House in St. Simons

One thing people aren’t used to seeing in House District 179 in St. Simons is a Democrat on the ballot, which will change this fall thanks to lesbian school administrator Julie Jordan.    READ MORE »


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Athens GOP leader goes on anti-gay rant on Pulse anniversary

A prominent Athens GOP leader wrote a series of anti-LGBTQ Facebook posts on Tuesday — the two-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting.    READ MORE »


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Gay Atlanta man explores launching 2020 presidential bid

Local gay life coach, motivational speaker and author Christopher Coleman launched a 2020 exploratory campaign for president of the United States with diversity as a key feature of his platform.    READ MORE »


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Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling fuels calls for legislation in Georgia

Opposing sides in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case agreed on one thing Monday after the Supreme Court's narrow ruling – it's time for lawmakers in Georgia to take action.    READ MORE »


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Face of anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ effort loses election

Georgia’s 'religious freedom' champion fell, an anti-LGBT 'dancing preacher' almost pulled off an upset, and a state lawmaker who suggested quarantining people with HIV kept her seat in elections on Tuesday.    READ MORE »


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Five LGBTQ candidates win in metro Atlanta races

Two LGBTQ candidates – state Rep. Park Cannon and Ben Ku – won contested primaries on Tuesday, while three others cruised to re-election with no opposition.    READ MORE »


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Abrams beats Evans in Democratic primary as GOP runoff set

Stacey Abrams beat Stacey Evans in the Democratic primary for Georgia governor on Tuesday, setting up a November showdown where Abrams could become the nation's first black female governor.    READ MORE »


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Gay attorney makes first run for DeKalb judgeship

Gay attorney Nicholas Smith is fed up with what he calls a disorganized DeKalb County Superior Court, so he hopes to earn a spot on the bench to change things once votes are tallied after Tuesday’s election.    READ MORE »


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Richie Knight aims to become first Latino, openly gay Athens mayor

Entrepreneur Richie Knight has a chance to become the first Latino and first openly gay mayor in Athens history when voters head to the polls Tuesday.    READ MORE »


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Gay health analyst fighting to win primary in Georgia’s 6th District

Gay Democrat Steven Knight Griffin hopes to overcome the odds on Tuesday and win a crowded primary in Georgia's 6th Congressional District so he can take on anti-LGBT U.S. Rep. Karen Handel in November.    READ MORE »

 
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