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Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills
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Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions compared opponents of 'religious freedom' legislation to 'moral enforcer' Harvey Weinstein at an anti-LGBTQ legal group’s summit in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Charlie Bailey ready to fight anti-LGBT bills as attorney general

Charlie Bailey ready to fight anti-LGBT bills as attorney general

Georgia Attorney General candidate Charlie Bailey traces his opposition to anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' bills back to the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s.    READ MORE »

Sarah Riggs Amico touts faith, LGBTQ equality in lt. gov run

Sarah Riggs Amico touts faith, LGBTQ equality in lt. gov run

Sarah Riggs Amico is running to be Georgia's next lieutenant governor as an evangelical Christian that backs LGBTQ equality and strongly opposes anti-gay 'religious freedom' bills.    READ MORE »

Barack Obama endorses gay attorney in Georgia House race

Barack Obama endorses gay attorney in Georgia House race

Gay attorney Matthew Wilson received a surprise endorsement from former President Barack Obama in his bid to unseat a Republican incumbent in the House District 80 race in Brookhaven.    READ MORE »

Gay GOP group endorses Brian Kemp as he backs anti-LGBTQ bill

Gay GOP group endorses Brian Kemp as he backs anti-LGBTQ bill

Brian Kemp reiterated his support of anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' legislation just as a gay Republican group endorsed the newly-named GOP gubernatorial nominee.    READ MORE »

Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer drops pants, goes on anti-gay, racist rant

Georgia Rep. Jason Spencer drops pants, goes on anti-gay, racist rant

Georgia state Rep. Jason Spencer bared his buttocks and chased Sacha Baron Cohen around a room yelling 'I'll make you a homosexual' during a racist and offensive segment on Cohen's new show.    READ MORE »

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

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 »

Secretary of State candidate John Barrow defends LGBTQ record

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 »

Gay Georgia GOP group backs Trump’s Supreme Court pick

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 »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

Statewide Democratic candidates vow to fight ‘religious freedom’ bills

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 »

Stacey Abrams makes history at Georgia Equality gala
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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 »

HRC endorses Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

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 »

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

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 »

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

Gay Atlanta man explores launching 2020 presidential bid

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 »

Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling fuels calls for legislation in Georgia
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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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