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Georgia lawmaker wants to make best HIV meds more accessible

Georgia lawmaker wants to make best HIV meds more accessible

A bill that would make it easier for HIV-positive Medicaid recipients to receive the most effective medications may soon see a vote by the full Georgia House.    READ MORE »

Lawmaker wants to modernize HIV instruction in Georgia schools

Lawmaker wants to modernize HIV instruction in Georgia schools

State Rep. Jasmine Clark’s first order of business as a lawmaker was to introduce a bill that would ensure Georgia’s K-12 students receive accurate information about HIV during sex-ed classes.    READ MORE »

Gay candidate could be booted from Atlanta City Council race

Gay candidate could be booted from Atlanta City Council race

Atlanta’s top elections official is challenging the residency of a gay longtime City Hall watchdog who is running for Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »

Gay metro Atlanta lawmaker considers run for U.S. House

Gay metro Atlanta lawmaker considers run for U.S. House

The first openly gay man elected to the Georgia legislature will wait until the legislative session is over to decide if he wants to try being the first openly gay member of Congress from the state.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams claps back at Donald Trump: ‘Tell the truth’

Stacey Abrams claps back at Donald Trump: ‘Tell the truth’

LGBTQ Georgians surrounded Stacey Abrams in Atlanta as the former Democratic candidate for governor delivered a nationally televised response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.    READ MORE »

Queer lawmaker honors ‘phenomenal Georgian’ Miss Lawrence

Queer lawmaker honors ‘phenomenal Georgian’ Miss Lawrence

Queer state Rep. Park Cannon honored gender nonconforming actor, entertainer and activist Miss Lawrence with a proclamation on the floor of the Georgia House on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Georgia lawmaker decries Jussie Smollett attack

LGBTQ Georgia lawmaker decries Jussie Smollett attack

State Rep. Karla Drenner renewed a call for hate crimes legislation in Georgia on Wednesday, citing the attack on black gay actor Jussie Smollett a day earlier.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker files new ‘religious freedom’ bill

Georgia lawmaker files new ‘religious freedom’ bill

A Dalton lawmaker filed the first “religious freedom” bill of this year’s legislative session, possibly igniting a fight over a contentious social issue as Atlanta prepares for Super Bowl 53.    READ MORE »

Atlanta mayor decries ‘dangerous and discriminatory’ trans troop ban

Atlanta mayor decries ‘dangerous and discriminatory’ trans troop ban

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hit back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling allowing President Trump’s ban on transgender troops to go into effect.    READ MORE »

Shirley Franklin knocks Gov. Brian Kemp on ‘legal discrimination’
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Shirley Franklin knocks Gov. Brian Kemp on ‘legal discrimination’

Shirley Franklin called anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' bills discriminatory as Gov. Brian Kemp — a supporter of such legislation — sat just feet away during a ceremony honoring Martin Luther King Jr.    READ MORE »

Lawmaker files sweeping bill to protect LGBTQ Georgians
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Lawmaker files sweeping bill to protect LGBTQ Georgians

State Rep. Sandra Scott filed a broad civil rights bill that would protect LGBTQ people and others from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.    READ MORE »

Record number of LGBTQ lawmakers take office in Georgia House
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Record number of LGBTQ lawmakers take office in Georgia House

Matthew Wilson was sworn into the Georgia House on Monday, making him the fifth LGBTQ member of the legislature — the largest number of openly LGBTQ members the Georgia legislature has ever had.    READ MORE »

Georgia House Speaker: RFRA ‘tears at fabric of state’
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Georgia House Speaker: RFRA ‘tears at fabric of state’

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said that anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' legislation 'is a solution in search of a problem,' and he acknowledged the severity of the state’s HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Architects of anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ push nab state jobs

Architects of anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ push nab state jobs

The main forces behind Georgia’s 'religious freedom' fight couldn’t convince voters they deserved to stay in office, so now they’re joining the staffs of incoming statewide officeholders instead.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal issues parting shot at ‘religious freedom’ bills
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Gov. Deal issues parting shot at ‘religious freedom’ bills

Gov. Nathan Deal took aim at controversial 'religious freedom' legislation in the final days of his administration, saying the bills make Georgia look 'weak.'    READ MORE »

New Georgia lawmaker ready to revive ‘religious freedom’ fight

New Georgia lawmaker ready to revive ‘religious freedom’ fight

A West Cobb lawmaker who defeated a PFLAG mom in her election to the Georgia House said she’s ready to push for 'religious freedom' legislation once she takes office this month.    READ MORE »

Ben Ku makes history as Gwinnett’s first LGBTQ commissioner

Ben Ku makes history as Gwinnett’s first LGBTQ commissioner

Friends, family and elected officials were on hand to witness Ben Ku get sworn into a spot on the Gwinnett County Commission — the first Asian-American and first openly LGBTQ person to do so.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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