Category:  Politics

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 »

Atlanta mayor creates LGBTQ advisory board, inclusion office

Atlanta mayor creates LGBTQ advisory board, inclusion office

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — who embraced LGBT issues during her campaign — is turning to putting those promises into concrete actions, announcing the creation of a new office of diversity and inclusion and an LGBTQ advisory board.    READ MORE »

Park Cannon, Sam Park rally LGBTQ support for re-election bids

Park Cannon, Sam Park rally LGBTQ support for re-election bids

Park Cannon and Sam Park – the two LGBTQ state lawmakers facing re-election opponents – hosted LGBTQ supporters for a pep rally and fundraiser on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Stacey Evans tells LGBT supporters ‘I will always have your back’

Stacey Evans tells LGBT supporters ‘I will always have your back’

Stacey Evans – a former state lawmaker now seeking the Democratic nomination for governor – met with LGBT supports in Midtown Atlanta, pledging to fight for LGBT equality and to 'always be there for you.'    READ MORE »

Valerie Vie seeks a rematch in Georgia House race

Valerie Vie seeks a rematch in Georgia House race

Valerie Vie wants a rematch. So the attorney dusted off her campaign playbook from 2016 and is running again for a seat in Georgia House, this time hoping to beat the attorney that defeated her two years ago.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams endorsed by Georgia Equality in governor’s race

Stacey Abrams endorsed by Georgia Equality in governor’s race

Statewide LGBTQ organization Georgia Equality endorsed Stacey Abrams on Wednesday, a significant boost to the former state lawmaker's bid for the Democratic nomination for governor.    READ MORE »

Keisha Waites kicks off campaign for Fulton Commission chair

Keisha Waites kicks off campaign for Fulton Commission chair

Former state lawmaker Keisha Waites formally launched her campaign for Fulton County Commission chair, pledging to vocally support LGBT issues and boost the county's efforts at combatting its HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

 
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