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Georgia school chief aims at trans students in re-election bid

Georgia school chief aims at trans students in re-election bid

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods – who last year blasted protections for transgender students – is again targeting LGBT students as he kicks off his re-election campaign.    READ MORE »

Even his anti-LGBT friends are mad at this anti-gay Georgia senator

Even his anti-LGBT friends are mad at this anti-gay Georgia senator

State Sen. William Ligon earned the scorn of lawmakers and progressives alike when his anti-LGBT antics killed a popular adoption bill in the Georgia legislature. Now, even Ligon's anti-gay political bedmates are criticizing him.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff gets hero’s welcome during LGBT gala

Jon Ossoff gets hero’s welcome during LGBT gala

Jon Ossoff received a hero's welcome on Saturday, generating buzz and getting mobbed by supporters as he and other candidates took part in the 30th Annual HRC Gala Dinner & Auction.    READ MORE »

Ossoff v. Handel runoff highlights big divide on LGBT issues

Ossoff v. Handel runoff highlights big divide on LGBT issues

Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to a stunning upset in a suburban Atlanta Congressional District but now faces Karen Handel in a runoff that pits two candidates who are quite different on LGBT issues.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay lawmaker complains of being harassed

Anti-gay lawmaker complains of being harassed

Rep. Earl Ehrhart – the Georgia lawmaker who has trolled sexual assault victims, ridiculed political opponents and mocked LGBT people – has complained to police that he's being harassed through email and social media.    READ MORE »

Meet the gay Democrat agitating for change in South Georgia

Meet the gay Democrat agitating for change in South Georgia

The young gay Democrat and party activist targeted by a former Georgia lawmaker last year over his "lifestyle" hasn't slowed down since the controversy, setting his political ambitions high and hoping to make a difference in his South Georgia hometown.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff stirs LGBT excitement in Georgia special election

Jon Ossoff stirs LGBT excitement in Georgia special election

A Democrat and first-time candidate is sparking excitement – and more than a little hope – among LGBT and progressive voters in Atlanta's traditionally conservative 6th Congressional District.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay lawmakers dig in, kill Georgia adoption bill

Anti-gay lawmakers dig in, kill Georgia adoption bill

Lawmakers in the Georgia Senate who backed an anti-LGBT measure helped tank an adoption bill in the closing minutes of the legislative session to avoid the bill passing without their discrimination provision.    READ MORE »

Georgia House approves adoption bill without LGBT ban

Georgia House approves adoption bill without LGBT ban

The Georgia House – frustrated with Republican senators who hijacked a popular adoption bill with an anti-LGBT amendment – passed another version of the legislation on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Josh McKoon defends ‘religious freedom’ amendment

Josh McKoon defends ‘religious freedom’ amendment

Sen. Josh McKoon, the Republican lawmaker who has pushed for anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' bills for several years, defended his political maneuvering late Tuesday that tried to attach his legislation to another bill.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate makes last-minute push for anti-LGBT bill

Georgia Senate makes last-minute push for anti-LGBT bill

Two Republican senators made a last-ditch effort to push through an anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' bill late Tuesday, another in a string of legislative tricks to try and get the measure passed.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers poised to study HIV decriminalization

Georgia lawmakers poised to study HIV decriminalization

Advocates for decriminalizing HIV in Georgia saw small wins last week as two measures from state lawmakers that would create committees to study the issue moved closer to passage.    READ MORE »

House expands medical marijuana law to include AIDS

House expands medical marijuana law to include AIDS

The Georgia House on Tuesday easily approved legislation expanding access to medical marijuana to include people with AIDS and five other conditions.    READ MORE »

GOP lawmaker introduces bill to protect LGBT state workers

GOP lawmaker introduces bill to protect LGBT state workers

A Republican lawmaker from Cobb introduced legislation that would protect LGBT state employees, but he left LGBT people out of a second civil rights bill that bans discrimination in public accommodations.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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