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Meet the gay former teacher running for Atlanta School Board

Meet the gay former teacher running for Atlanta School Board

Gay former teacher Charlie Stadtlander is taking a second shot at the Atlanta School Board, this time hoping to unseat an incumbent for an at-large seat.    READ MORE »

Johnny Isakson waffles on protecting LGBT employees

Johnny Isakson waffles on protecting LGBT employees

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson faced a slam dunk question during his town hall on Monday – does he support protecting LGBT employees from discrimination. But he waffled, bobbed and weaved and then blew it.    READ MORE »

Casey Cagle goes all in on anti-LGBT legislation

Casey Cagle goes all in on anti-LGBT legislation

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has backed himself into a corner. On one hand, he says he won't discriminate against anyone. On the other, he panders to religious conservatives who have made anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation their top priority.    READ MORE »

Georgia Republicans just can’t let go of anti-LGBT bill

Georgia Republicans just can’t let go of anti-LGBT bill

The Georgia GOP decided against a 'religious freedom' litmus test for its gubernatorial candidates, but an even more conservative Republican group stepped forward demanding candidates back the anti-LGBT legislation.    READ MORE »

LGBT group endorses Alex Wan for City Council president

LGBT group endorses Alex Wan for City Council president

Alex Wan – the first gay man and Asian American elected to the Atlanta City Council – received a boost to his campaign for council president, getting endorsed by a statewide LGBT equality group.    READ MORE »

Georgia GOP doubles-down on push for anti-LGBT bill

Georgia GOP doubles-down on push for anti-LGBT bill

Hardliners in the Georgia GOP are intent on breathing new life into anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation with a litmus test for gubernatorial candidates. When the efforts make Casey Cagle look sympathetic, you know there's real trouble.    READ MORE »

Karen Handel taking wait-and-see approach to trans in military

Karen Handel taking wait-and-see approach to trans in military

U.S. Rep. Karen Handel – the newly minted Republican lawmaker from Georgia's 6th Congressional District – said the military shouldn't pay for gender transition surgeries but stopped short of agreeing with a ban on transgender people in the military.    READ MORE »

Cathy Woolard gets big LGBT endorsement in mayor’s race

Cathy Woolard gets big LGBT endorsement in mayor’s race

Cathy Woolard – the first openly gay elected official in the state who is now running for Atlanta mayor – was endorsed by Georgia Equality, a nod to her decades of work advocating for LGBT and other social justice issues.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff: I’ll fight side-by-side with LGBT supporters

Jon Ossoff: I’ll fight side-by-side with LGBT supporters

Jon Ossoff – the candidate who embraced LGBT people and pledged to be their staunch defender – received a warm welcome and was mobbed by supporters during an event that celebrated the best in gay Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Gay former teacher announces campaign for Atlanta School Board

Gay former teacher announces campaign for Atlanta School Board

LGBT civic activist and former teacher Charlie Stadtlander announced his campaign for a seat on the Atlanta School Board, an effort that comes eight years after his first attempt fell short.    READ MORE »

Meet the gay veteran running for East Point City Council

Meet the gay veteran running for East Point City Council

Veteran and out gay candidate Christopher Weed is seeking a seat on the East Point City Council, campaigning on improving sustainable development, safety and youth activities.    READ MORE »

Josh McKoon announces run for Georgia Secretary of State

Josh McKoon announces run for Georgia Secretary of State

Josh McKoon, the state lawmaker who has championed anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation and questioned if anti-LGBT discrimination exists, launched his bid for Georgia Secretary of State on Thursday.    READ MORE »

Mayoral candidates woo gay Atlanta voters during LGBT forum

Mayoral candidates woo gay Atlanta voters during LGBT forum

Atlanta's top mayoral candidates battled over who has the best gay credentials during an hour-long debate before LGBT business owners and allies.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBT Karen Handel defeats Jon Ossoff in Georgia 6th

Anti-LGBT Karen Handel defeats Jon Ossoff in Georgia 6th

Karen Handel – who doubled-down on her anti-LGBT views in the closing days of her campaign – dispatched Jon Ossoff on Tuesday to win a metro Atlanta Congressional seat in the most expensive House race in U.S. history.    READ MORE »

Karen Handel doubles-down on opposing gay adoptions

Karen Handel doubles-down on opposing gay adoptions

Karen Handel started her campaign for Georgia's 6th Congressional District espousing a newfound 'compassion' for LGBT people. Turns out it's nothing more than a polite way to wrap up her years-old anti-LGBT views.    READ MORE »

Barry Loudermilk uses same angry rhetoric he blames for GOP shooting

Barry Loudermilk uses same angry rhetoric he blames for GOP shooting

A Georgia Congressman who blamed the shooting at a GOP event on the harsh tone of political debate has a history of using heated rhetoric to condemn LGBT people and cozies up to supporters who do the same.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmaker says WABE, Atlanta police berated her

LGBTQ lawmaker says WABE, Atlanta police berated her

State Rep. Park Cannon – one of four LGBTQ lawmakers in Georgia – says she was berated and blocked from exiting a room by Atlanta police and WABE officials when she tried to introduce herself to Congressional candidate Karen Handel.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff tells LGBT families he’ll be their ‘staunch defender’

Jon Ossoff tells LGBT families he’ll be their ‘staunch defender’

Matt and Barry Levesque trust Jon Ossoff to fight for people like them in the political arena.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff ‘forcefully’ stands with LGBT Atlanta at Equality March

Jon Ossoff ‘forcefully’ stands with LGBT Atlanta at Equality March

Jon Ossoff, locked in a tight race for Georgia's 6th Congressional seat, pledged to stand 'publicly and forcefully' with LGBT people on Sunday as hundreds took part in the Atlanta Equality March.    READ MORE »

LGBT ally, non-profit leader running for Atlanta City Council

LGBT ally, non-profit leader running for Atlanta City Council

Educator and non-profit leader Matt Westmoreland – also an elected member of the Atlanta Board of Education – has set his sights on winning a seat on the Atlanta City Council to continue building an 'equitable, inclusive and diverse city.'    READ MORE »

 
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