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Stacey Abrams makes history at Atlanta Pride
Politics  |  Pride

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 »

Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorse 7 LGBTQ candidates

Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorse 7 LGBTQ candidates

Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsed six more candidates, bringing its total to 56 candidates picked as the state enters the homestretch of a crucial November election.    READ MORE »

Kennesaw State removes LGBTQ pamphlets from campuses
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Kennesaw State removes LGBTQ pamphlets from campuses

Kennesaw State University pulled its logo from two LGBTQ pamphlets and then removed the documents from a website and campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta.    READ MORE »

LGBT women call on Brian Kemp to drop ‘misguided’ support of Brett Kavanaugh

LGBT women call on Brian Kemp to drop ‘misguided’ support of Brett Kavanaugh

Over 30 female Democrats in Georgia – including five LGBT women – called on Brian Kemp to drop support of Brett Kavanaugh, calling the U.S. Supreme Court nominee a 'threat' to women.    READ MORE »

20,000 trans Georgians face voting barriers in November election

20,000 trans Georgians face voting barriers in November election

The state’s strict voter ID laws could keep tens of thousands of transgender Georgia voters from taking part in elections on Nov. 6.    READ MORE »

Mike Pence coming to ‘troll LGBTQ Atlanta’ on eve of Pride

Mike Pence coming to ‘troll LGBTQ Atlanta’ on eve of Pride

Vice President Mike Pence is bringing his long anti-LGBTQ record to Atlanta on the eve of Atlanta Pride in what Georgia Democrats are calling an act of 'trolling Georgia’s LGBTQ community.'    READ MORE »

Face of ‘religious freedom’ effort to lead Georgia anti-LGBTQ group

Face of ‘religious freedom’ effort to lead Georgia anti-LGBTQ group

State Sen. Josh Mckoon has been tapped to lead the Georgia chapter of a conservative Christian organization that opposes marriage equality and supports anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation.    READ MORE »

Agriculture Commissioner candidate: Georgia needs more LGBTQ farmers

Agriculture Commissioner candidate: Georgia needs more LGBTQ farmers

Fred Swann says his push to get more LGBTQ people into the agricultural field will help alleviate Atlanta’s LGBTQ homeless youth problem.    READ MORE »

Labor commish candidate: LGBT people vital to Georgia’s economy

Labor commish candidate: LGBT people vital to Georgia’s economy

Richard Keatley wants to be 'the voice for the working people' of Georgia, and considers LGBTQ people a vital part of the state’s economic engine. He faces incumbent Republican Mark Butler for labor commissioner.    READ MORE »

Prominent Republican calls for LGB civil rights law in Georgia

Prominent Republican calls for LGB civil rights law in Georgia

Sam Olens once fought LGBTQ equality as Georgia attorney general. Now he says it's time for a civil rights law protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual Georgians, one of the first Republicans to do so.    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality endorses 9 LGBTQ candidates for November election

Georgia Equality endorses 9 LGBTQ candidates for November election

Georgia Equality endorsed 21 more candidates, bringing its total to 52 candidates — including nine LGBTQ ones — selected for what could be a history-making November election.    READ MORE »

Brian Kemp backs ‘religious freedom’ bill that ‘does not discriminate’

Brian Kemp backs ‘religious freedom’ bill that ‘does not discriminate’

Brian Kemp said he’ll veto “religious freedom” legislation that goes beyond a version that's already federal law, but LGBTQ activists said the bill he supports is still discriminatory.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams: Bury anti-LGBTQ legislation ‘in the grave’

Stacey Abrams: Bury anti-LGBTQ legislation ‘in the grave’

Stacey Abrams vowed to put anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' bills 'in the grave a final time' as the nominee for governor joined other statewide candidates at the Georgia Democratic Convention.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ equality ally Sally Harrell aims to oust Republican incumbent

LGBTQ equality ally Sally Harrell aims to oust Republican incumbent

Former state Rep. Sally Harrell reentered politics this year driven in part by the urge to protect her teenage daughter, who recently came out as LGBTQ.    READ MORE »

Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills
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Jeff Sessions backs Georgia’s anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bills

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions compared opponents of 'religious freedom' legislation to 'moral enforcer' Harvey Weinstein at an anti-LGBTQ legal group’s summit in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Charlie Bailey ready to fight anti-LGBT bills as attorney general

Charlie Bailey ready to fight anti-LGBT bills as attorney general

Georgia Attorney General candidate Charlie Bailey traces his opposition to anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' bills back to the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s.    READ MORE »

 
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