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Fayette commissioners back anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill

Fayette commissioners back anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Fayette County Commission stepped into the contentious debate over 'religious freedom' legislation, voting to support a bill panned by critics as anti-LGBT and a threat to the state's economy.    READ MORE »

Gay entrepreneur launches bid for metro Atlanta Congressional seat

Gay entrepreneur launches bid for metro Atlanta Congressional seat

Adam Wynn – a gay Democrat and self-employed entrepreneur – launched a bid for a metro Atlanta Congressional seat, hoping to unseat an incumbent who has condemned LGBT people and cozied up to supporters who do the same.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBT activists renew fight for ‘religious freedom’ bill in Georgia

Anti-LGBT activists renew fight for ‘religious freedom’ bill in Georgia

Supporters of anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation rallied at the State Capitol on Tuesday, re-igniting a years-long contentious fight by calling on lawmakers to pass their bill.    READ MORE »

Doraville makes history by swearing in two LGBT City Council members

Doraville makes history by swearing in two LGBT City Council members

Joseph Geierman and Stephe Koontz helped Doraville make history Thursday, giving the City Council two LGBT members for the first time and swearing in the only openly trans elected official in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Republican lawmaker introduces hate crimes bill for Georgia

Republican lawmaker introduces hate crimes bill for Georgia

State Rep. Meagan Hanson – a Republican from Brookhaven – will introduce an LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill and attempt to pass a measure that has failed repeatedly to gain traction in past years.    READ MORE »

Mary Norwood finally concedes Atlanta mayor’s race

Mary Norwood finally concedes Atlanta mayor’s race

Mary Norwood conceded the Atlanta mayor's race to Keisha Lance Bottoms late Wednesday, more than two weeks after Bottoms narrowly won the contest to become the city's 60th chief executive.    READ MORE »

Keisha Lance Bottoms wins Atlanta mayor’s race

Keisha Lance Bottoms wins Atlanta mayor’s race

Keisha Lance Bottoms won the Atlanta mayor's race on Tuesday by a slim 759-vote margin over Mary Norwood in a runoff campaign that split LGBT voters.    READ MORE »

All three LGBT candidates lose Atlanta area runoffs

All three LGBT candidates lose Atlanta area runoffs

The three LGBT candidates in runoff elections on Tuesday – De'Andre Pickett, Keisha Waites and Alex Wan – were poised to make history as the first LGBT people elected to their offices. All three lost.    READ MORE »

Mary Norwood gets two LGBT endorsements in mayor’s race

Mary Norwood gets two LGBT endorsements in mayor’s race

Mary Norwood – flush with LGBT supporters and equipped with a lengthy record on equality issues – picked up two key endorsements in the closing days of the Atlanta mayoral runoff. Cathy Woolard and Georgia Equality both gave her a thumbs up.    READ MORE »

Bottoms, Norwood promise to fight HIV, advocate for LGBT issues

Bottoms, Norwood promise to fight HIV, advocate for LGBT issues

Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood pledged to help curb Atlanta's HIV rates and reduce the number of homeless LGBTQ youth during a forum Tuesday, just a week before they face off in a runoff for Atlanta mayor.    READ MORE »

How De’Andre Pickett found his ‘authentic self’ in Georgia House race

How De’Andre Pickett found his ‘authentic self’ in Georgia House race

About to embark on his third campaign, De'Andre Pickett faced a difficult decision: Run as his 'authentic self' and embrace a campaign that could make LGBT history. Or avoid the issue as he had in the past.    READ MORE »

3 LGBT candidates win, 3 others in runoffs across Atlanta

3 LGBT candidates win, 3 others in runoffs across Atlanta

Three LGBT candidates won on Tuesday, giving Georgia its only transgender City Council member, while three others – Keisha Waites, Alex Wan and De’Andre Pickett – face runoffs next month.    READ MORE »

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mary Norwood in runoff for Atlanta mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mary Norwood in runoff for Atlanta mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood – two City Council members – captured the most votes on Tuesday and will face one another in a runoff for Atlanta mayor.    READ MORE »

How John Eaves will ‘work hard’ on LGBT issues as Atlanta mayor

How John Eaves will ‘work hard’ on LGBT issues as Atlanta mayor

Through 10 years as Fulton County Commission chair, John Eaves built a lengthy track record on LGBT issues and developed support among gay voters. Now, he's pointing to that record as he runs for Atlanta mayor.    READ MORE »

How Kwanza Hall wants to help LGBT entrepreneurs as mayor

How Kwanza Hall wants to help LGBT entrepreneurs as mayor

Kwanza Hall, whose City Council district includes Midtown and several intown neighborhoods with large LGBT populations, said there's still progress to be done on LGBT issues – work he wants to continue as Atlanta mayor.    READ MORE »

How Ceasar Mitchell will be ‘vigilant’ on LGBT issues as mayor

How Ceasar Mitchell will be ‘vigilant’ on LGBT issues as mayor

Ceasar Mitchell has called for the defeat of anti-LGBT legislation, tweaked North Carolina for its anti-trans law and enjoyed LGBT support on his path to winning office as City Council president. Now he wants to continue his work on LGBT issues as Atlanta's next mayor.    READ MORE »

Keisha Waites could become Fulton’s first-ever LGBT leader

Keisha Waites could become Fulton’s first-ever LGBT leader

Keisha Waites said resigning her seat as a state lawmaker was 'bittersweet,' but after five years in the General Assembly she was ready to take that experience and run for Fulton County Commission chair.    READ MORE »

As mayor, Vincent Fort would take his LGBT advocacy to City Hall

As mayor, Vincent Fort would take his LGBT advocacy to City Hall

Vincent Fort has been fighting for LGBT and progressive causes for two decades in the Georgia Senate. Now he wants to take that advocacy – and his vision for the city – to City Hall as Atlanta's next mayor.    READ MORE »

Peter Aman wants to ‘support and protect’ LGBT Atlantans as mayor

Peter Aman wants to ‘support and protect’ LGBT Atlantans as mayor

Peter Aman has twice helped run the City of Atlanta. Now he wants the top job and as mayor said he would 'support and protect' LGBT people and use the bully pulpit of the office to address HIV and transgender issues.    READ MORE »

How Keisha Lance Bottoms will keep Atlanta inclusive as mayor

How Keisha Lance Bottoms will keep Atlanta inclusive as mayor

Keisha Lance Bottoms makes a pretty simple pitch for becoming Atlanta's next mayor. The two-term City Council member says she wants to continue her work of making the city a better place for all of its residents.    READ MORE »

 
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