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Anti-LGBT amendment kills Georgia adoption bill

Anti-LGBT amendment kills Georgia adoption bill

The Georgia Senate committee tasked with reconsidering an anti-LGBT amendment it added to a bill declined on Thursday, tanking a bill that would modernize state adoption laws.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ business owner launches bid for Atlanta City Council

LGBTQ business owner launches bid for Atlanta City Council

An LGBTQ business owner and community organizer launched her campaign for the Atlanta City Council, hoping to unseat an incumbent in a district that includes some of the city's most diverse and eclectic neighborhoods.    READ MORE »

LGBT civic activist loses race for South Fulton mayor

LGBT civic activist loses race for South Fulton mayor

A gay civic activist running to become mayor of the new City of South Fulton lost on Tuesday, placing third in a crowded field of candidates.    READ MORE »

‘Extreme’ anti-LGBT adoption bill stalls in Georgia Senate

‘Extreme’ anti-LGBT adoption bill stalls in Georgia Senate

Mounting criticism over an LGBT adoption ban inserted into a bipartisan bill modernizing the state's adoption laws prompted Senate lawmakers to send the measure back to committee.    READ MORE »

Meet the gay entrepreneur running for Atlanta mayor

Meet the gay entrepreneur running for Atlanta mayor

Gay entrepreneur Laban King has thrown his hat into the crowded race for Atlanta mayor, arguing that the current political climate shows him that now is the time to get involved.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal objects to ban on LGBT adoptions

Gov. Deal objects to ban on LGBT adoptions

Gov. Nathan Deal again voiced his opposition to anti-LGBT legislation, this time coming out against changes lawmakers made to a bill that would allow agencies to ban adoptions to LGBT people.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate panel approves ban on LGBT adoptions

Georgia Senate panel approves ban on LGBT adoptions

A Georgia Senate committee amended a bill modernizing the state’s adoption laws to allow agencies to discriminate against LGBT people seeking adoptions.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers consider attack on LGBT adoptions

Georgia lawmakers consider attack on LGBT adoptions

LGBT activists warned late Thursday that a Georgia Senate committee is considering adding language to a bill that would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBT parents.    READ MORE »

‘Religious freedom’ backer threatens last-ditch effort for bill

‘Religious freedom’ backer threatens last-ditch effort for bill

The sponsor of a controversial 'religious freedom' bill says he's trying to amend the legislation to any bill he can in the closing days of the Georgia General Assembly.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker introduces LGBT-inclusive hate crime bill

Georgia lawmaker introduces LGBT-inclusive hate crime bill

A state lawmaker wants to replace the hate crime law Georgia once had, introducing an LGBT-inclusive bill to spark a conversation about protecting marginalized groups that are targets for violence.    READ MORE »

Bill would expand Georgia rape law to include men

Bill would expand Georgia rape law to include men

A bill in the Georgia Senate would expand the state’s definition of rape to include men, a revision that LGBT advocates say would better help victims and aid police in criminal investigations.    READ MORE »

Macon commission supports LGBT civil rights bill

Macon commission supports LGBT civil rights bill

The Macon-Bibb County Commission on Tuesday called on state lawmakers to pass an LGBT-inclusive civil rights bill and showed support for expanding the county's non-discrimination code.    READ MORE »

Progressives, LGBTs pow wow over politics and cocktails

Progressives, LGBTs pow wow over politics and cocktails

Progressive politicos gathered Saturday to hear the latest on legislation in the Georgia General Assembly and to toast LGBT lawmakers and activists who are battling for their issues at the State Capitol.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay bill stalls, activists warn ‘remain vigilant’

Anti-gay bill stalls, activists warn ‘remain vigilant’

A controversial 'religious freedom' bill failed to clear a key legislative hurdle on Friday, but LGBT activists warned opponents of the measure to remain vigilant until the legislative session ends in late March.    READ MORE »

HIV tests may soon include details about PrEP

HIV tests may soon include details about PrEP

Two bills that deal with sexual health issues – including one that improves HIV education and access to information about PrEP – scored important legislative wins in the Georgia House.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay lawmaker uses gay student to pass bill

Anti-gay lawmaker uses gay student to pass bill

Georgia Rep. Earl Ehrhart – who relentlessly mocks LGBT people – invoked the story of a gay college student to help pass a campus rape bill months after he labeled LGBT students a 'hate group.'    READ MORE »

Meet the man leading gay Georgia Democrats

Meet the man leading gay Georgia Democrats

A 27-year-old gay Atlanta entrepreneur with a deep interest in politics hopes to help educate Georgia Democrats about LGBTQ issues and help the party with outreach across the state.    READ MORE »

Gay Atlanta Democrats welcome party faithful

Gay Atlanta Democrats welcome party faithful

Gay Democrats in Atlanta welcomed like-minded party faithful to the city on Friday with a big Southern 'Hey, y'all!'    READ MORE »

LGBT protections stall student scholarship bill

LGBT protections stall student scholarship bill

A bill to prevent discrimination in private school student scholarships is meeting resistance in the Georgia House as a powerful lawmaker said any legislation with LGBT protections is unlikely to pass.    READ MORE »

Progressives make case for LGBT civil rights bill

Progressives make case for LGBT civil rights bill

LGBT and progressive activists joined with attorneys to press for a statewide civil rights bill, arguing that a changing federal landscape makes it important that protections for people are spelled out in state law.    READ MORE »

 
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