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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 »

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

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 »

Five LGBTQ candidates win in metro Atlanta races

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 »

Abrams beats Evans in Democratic primary as GOP runoff set

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 »

Gay attorney makes first run for DeKalb judgeship

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 »

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

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 »

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

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 »

Meet the gay civic activist running for Gwinnett County commission

Meet the gay civic activist running for Gwinnett County commission

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners hasn’t had a Democratic member in over 30 years. Gay civic activist Ben Ku aims to change that.    READ MORE »

LGBTs rally for ally Lindy Miller for Public Service Commission

LGBTs rally for ally Lindy Miller for Public Service Commission

The short answer as to why LGBTQ voters should care about candidates running for Georgia Public Service Commission is simple: The PSC regulates the utility industry, so its issues affect us all.    READ MORE »

Bottoms joins Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination

Bottoms joins Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday announced her enrollment in a coalition dedicated to securing LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination protections at all levels of government.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams endorsed by Georgia Stonewall Democrats

Stacey Abrams endorsed by Georgia Stonewall Democrats

Stacey Abrams scooped up another statewide LGBTQ organization’s endorsement on Friday, picking up the support of Georgia Stonewall Democrats.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams takes campaign to LGBTQ-owned Charis Books

Stacey Abrams takes campaign to LGBTQ-owned Charis Books

Stacey Abrams took her campaign for governor – and her new book on leadership – to the LGBTQ-owned feminist store Charis Books & More on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

Ga. Senate candidate defends anti-LGBT record: ‘I love homosexuals’

Ga. Senate candidate defends anti-LGBT record: ‘I love homosexuals’

Sabrina McKenzie – a self-described 'dancing preacher' and candidate for Georgia Senate – has a long history of opposing LGBTQ equality and same-sex marriage, but insists that she 'loves homosexuals.'    READ MORE »

Atlanta mayor appoints gay liaison, names LGBTQ advisory board

Atlanta mayor appoints gay liaison, names LGBTQ advisory board

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appointed a full-time LGBTQ liaison and announced the members of an LGBTQ Advisory Board on Friday, a day before she speaks at the HRC gala in downtown Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Gay attorney gets Victory Fund endorsement in Georgia House race

Gay attorney gets Victory Fund endorsement in Georgia House race

Victory Fund, the organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ candidates, has endorsed Matthew Wilson, a gay Democrat hoping to unseat a Republican incumbent in a competitive Georgia House race.    READ MORE »

 
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