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Georgia House speaker shoots down ‘religious freedom’ bills

Georgia House speaker shoots down ‘religious freedom’ bills

House Speaker David Ralston said he has “serious concerns” about anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation and undercut the main argument other GOP lawmakers have made in support of it.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmaker boycotting ‘hateful’ Brian Kemp’s speech
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LGBTQ lawmaker boycotting ‘hateful’ Brian Kemp’s speech

Bisexual state Rep. Renitta Shannon said Brian Kemp ran a “campaign of hate” in the gubernatorial election, so she’s boycotting the Republican’s first major speech as governor-elect.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist running for Atlanta City Council
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Gay civic activist running for Atlanta City Council

A gay civic activist announced a run for an Atlanta City Council seat left vacant after the death of a sitting member. If he wins in the March special election, Matthew Cardinale (top photo) would become the only openly LGBTQ person on the council.    READ MORE »

Georgia legislature gears up for new ‘religious freedom’ fight

Georgia legislature gears up for new ‘religious freedom’ fight

The state senator behind a failed anti-LGBTQ adoption bill went after the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and “global business elites,” calling their opposition to anti-LGBTQ bills a “charade.”    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta couple to throw $5 million fundraiser for Donald Trump

Gay Atlanta couple to throw $5 million fundraiser for Donald Trump

A gay Atlanta couple who once strongly supported Clinton and Obama are now planning a $5 million fundraiser for Donald Trump and crowing about having the president's sons on speed dial.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller says runoff race ‘is about justice’
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LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller says runoff race ‘is about justice’

LGBTQ ally Lindy Miller frames her arguments for a seat on the public service commission in terms of justice. Miller faces Republican incumbent Chuck Eaton in the Dec. 4 runoff.    READ MORE »

Brian Kemp appoints anti-LGBTQ activist to transition team
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Brian Kemp appoints anti-LGBTQ activist to transition team

Georgia Gov.-elect Brian Kemp reiterated his plans to sign a “religious freedom” bill into law, and unveiled a transition team that includes a gay Republican and an anti-LGBTQ activist.    READ MORE »

Josh McKoon: Kemp win guarantees ‘religious freedom’ bill

Josh McKoon: Kemp win guarantees ‘religious freedom’ bill

The face of Georgia’s 'religious freedom' bill fight says the anti-LGBTQ legislation is 'finally going to happen' now that Brian Kemp is going to be governor.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ activists arrested during election protest at Georgia Capitol

LGBTQ activists arrested during election protest at Georgia Capitol

State Sen. Nikema Williams and several LGBTQ activists were among 15 people arrested during a demonstration at the State Capitol on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Gwinnett’s new gay commissioner wants to expand anti-bias policy

Gwinnett’s new gay commissioner wants to expand anti-bias policy

When Ben Ku becomes the first openly gay member of the Gwinnett County Commission, he wants to add sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to the nondiscrimination policy.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ allies prep for December runoff in Georgia
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LGBTQ allies prep for December runoff in Georgia

As the governor’s race and a metro Atlanta congressional race enter the court system, LGBTQ activists are sounding off on the importance of two statewide races heading to a Dec. 4 runoff.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams fights to push governor’s race to runoff
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Stacey Abrams fights to push governor’s race to runoff

After two years, over $65 million raised and 3.9 million votes cast, we still don’t know who the next governor of Georgia will be — but LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams is pulling out all the stops to give her a chance to seal the deal.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBTQ incumbents fall on Election Day in Georgia
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Anti-LGBTQ incumbents fall on Election Day in Georgia

A “religious freedom” bill sponsor, a woman who is against gay adoptions and a woman who suggested quarantining people living with HIV were all defeated in Tuesday’s elections.    READ MORE »

Three of six LGBTQ candidates sail to victory across Georgia

Three of six LGBTQ candidates sail to victory across Georgia

The Georgia legislature now has the largest number of openly LGBTQ members ever and a gay civic activist made history in Gwinnett on Election Day.    READ MORE »

Doraville passes historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance
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Doraville passes historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The city of Doraville passed a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBTQ people, making it only the second city in Georgia with such protections.    READ MORE »

Obama stumps for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams in Atlanta
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Obama stumps for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams in Atlanta

Former President Barack Obama vouched for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams at a rally in Atlanta, calling her the “most experienced, most qualified” candidate for Georgia governor.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker kicks trans people out of Pence-Kemp rally

Georgia lawmaker kicks trans people out of Pence-Kemp rally

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, an anti-LGBTQ lawmaker from Savannah, kicked two transgender people out of a rally in Savannah which Vice President Mike Pence was stumping for Brian Kemp.    READ MORE »

Synagogue shooting renews calls for Georgia hate crime law

Synagogue shooting renews calls for Georgia hate crime law

Faith and community leaders gathered at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday to call on candidates and elected officials to denounce white supremacy in the wake of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead.    READ MORE »

Meet Georgia’s LGBTQ and queer-friendly candidates for 2018
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Meet Georgia’s LGBTQ and queer-friendly candidates for 2018

Socially progressive voters may never be more motivated to hit the polls for a prophesized Blue Wave than in the 2018 midterm elections. It could be a Queer Wave as well.    READ MORE »

Voters to decide if boozy brunch starts earlier on Sundays

Voters to decide if boozy brunch starts earlier on Sundays

Many Georgia voters are deciding more than their candidate picks this election season – they’re also choosing whether to have mimosas 90 minutes earlier during Sunday brunch.    READ MORE »

 
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