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Three of six LGBTQ candidates sail to victory across Georgia

Three of six LGBTQ candidates sail to victory across Georgia

The Georgia legislature now has the largest number of openly LGBTQ members ever and a gay civic activist made history in Gwinnett on Election Day.    READ MORE »

Doraville passes historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance
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Doraville passes historic LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The city of Doraville passed a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance to protect LGBTQ people, making it only the second city in Georgia with such protections.    READ MORE »

Obama stumps for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams in Atlanta
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Obama stumps for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams in Atlanta

Former President Barack Obama vouched for LGBTQ ally Stacey Abrams at a rally in Atlanta, calling her the “most experienced, most qualified” candidate for Georgia governor.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker kicks trans people out of Pence-Kemp rally

Georgia lawmaker kicks trans people out of Pence-Kemp rally

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, an anti-LGBTQ lawmaker from Savannah, kicked two transgender people out of a rally in Savannah which Vice President Mike Pence was stumping for Brian Kemp.    READ MORE »

Synagogue shooting renews calls for Georgia hate crime law

Synagogue shooting renews calls for Georgia hate crime law

Faith and community leaders gathered at Atlanta City Hall on Thursday to call on candidates and elected officials to denounce white supremacy in the wake of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead.    READ MORE »

Meet Georgia’s LGBTQ and queer-friendly candidates for 2018
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Meet Georgia’s LGBTQ and queer-friendly candidates for 2018

Socially progressive voters may never be more motivated to hit the polls for a prophesized Blue Wave than in the 2018 midterm elections. It could be a Queer Wave as well.    READ MORE »

Voters to decide if boozy brunch starts earlier on Sundays

Voters to decide if boozy brunch starts earlier on Sundays

Many Georgia voters are deciding more than their candidate picks this election season – they’re also choosing whether to have mimosas 90 minutes earlier during Sunday brunch.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams to tackle Georgia’s HIV ‘public health crisis’

Stacey Abrams to tackle Georgia’s HIV ‘public health crisis’

Stacey Abrams decried Georgia’s 'woefully inadequate' response to fighting HIV and said expanding Medicaid would help fight the state’s epidemic.    READ MORE »

Brian Kemp’s queer niece voting for Stacey Abrams

Brian Kemp’s queer niece voting for Stacey Abrams

The holidays are going to be tense for one Georgia political family as Brian Kemp’s niece is speaking out about her support for Stacey Abrams and saying her uncle is “essentially running as Trump.”    READ MORE »

Gay GOP group endorses Brian Kemp for governor

Gay GOP group endorses Brian Kemp for governor

The Georgia Log Cabin Republicans endorsed a GOP incumbent state lawmaker over a gay attorney challenging her and reiterated its support for Brian Kemp.    READ MORE »

Gay lawmaker faces tough rematch in Lawrenceville House race

Gay lawmaker faces tough rematch in Lawrenceville House race

State Rep. Sam Park is on a mission to follow through on his personal goal to expand Medicaid. But he must first face the Republican whose House District 101 seat he took in a 2016 upset.    READ MORE »

Atlanta mayor claps back at Trump transgender erasure

Atlanta mayor claps back at Trump transgender erasure

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hit back at a plan by the Trump administration to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people, saying that such protections are 'in the DNA of ATL.'    READ MORE »

Gay attorney calls out Brian Kemp in new Stacey Abrams ad

Gay attorney calls out Brian Kemp in new Stacey Abrams ad

A gay attorney and former police officer is defending Stacey Abrams against her Republican opponent in a TV ad that is blanketing the airwaves.    READ MORE »

Gay veteran fights for foster kids in Georgia House race

Gay veteran fights for foster kids in Georgia House race

When an anti-LGBTQ adoption bill passed in the state Senate this year, it became personal for Adam Bridges, a gay business owner running for a state House seat in Rincon.    READ MORE »

PFLAG mom seeks state House seat in Cobb

PFLAG mom seeks state House seat in Cobb

First-time candidate Jen Slipakoff is running for a state House seat in Cobb for several reasons, but the initial motivation was to protect the rights of her transgender daughter and LGBTQ people across Georgia.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams makes history at Atlanta Pride
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Stacey Abrams makes history at Atlanta Pride

Stacey Abrams became the first major party gubernatorial candidate to speak at Atlanta Pride and to march in the Pride parade. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and numerous elected officials and candidates who will be on the ballot in November took part in the parade.    READ MORE »

Meet Stacey Abrams’ big queer campaign team

Meet Stacey Abrams’ big queer campaign team

Stacey Abrams has stocked her gubernatorial campaign team with more LGBTQ members than any other major party campaign in Georgia in memory.    READ MORE »

Brian Kemp ‘cruising for votes’ on Grindr

Brian Kemp ‘cruising for votes’ on Grindr

Republican Brian Kemp is out with an attack ad against his Democratic rival Stacey Abrams in the unlikeliest of places — Grindr — despite Kemp’s support of anti-LGBTQ bills.    READ MORE »

HRC leader: Pence, Kemp are two anti-LGBTQ ‘peas in a pod’
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HRC leader: Pence, Kemp are two anti-LGBTQ ‘peas in a pod’

The leader of the Human Rights Campaign said Brian Kemp and Mike Pence “deserve” each other while he was in Atlanta for a get-out-the-vote event for Stacey Abrams.    READ MORE »

Georgia House candidate compares transgender people to moose

Georgia House candidate compares transgender people to moose

A candidate for a state House district in West Cobb says transgender people demand 'special rights' and shouldn't receive them whether they identify 'as a man or a moose.'    READ MORE »

 
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