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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 »

Jon Ossoff, Karen Handel agree: No LGBT discrimination

Jon Ossoff, Karen Handel agree: No LGBT discrimination

Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel – locked in a close special election for metro Atlanta's 6th Congressional District – disagreed on most issues during a debate on Tuesday. But they agreed on this: LGBT people shouldn't face discrimination.    READ MORE »

Gay Republican hopes to unseat anti-LGBT Georgia Congressman

Gay Republican hopes to unseat anti-LGBT Georgia Congressman

Gay veteran and small business owner Danny Ellyson announced his campaign for Congress, hoping to unseat an anti-LGBT lawmaker in central Georgia. And he's running as a "progressive Republican."    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist launches bid for Fulton County Commission

Gay civic activist launches bid for Fulton County Commission

Josh McNair – a neighborhood activist, Morehouse College graduate and gay man – jumped into the race to fill an open seat on the Fulton County Commission.    READ MORE »

Gov. Deal expands medical marijuana law to include AIDS

Gov. Deal expands medical marijuana law to include AIDS

A bill that expands Georgia's medical marijuana program to include people with AIDS and five other conditions was signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal.    READ MORE »

A trio of anti-LGBT politicians asks Georgians to promote them

A trio of anti-LGBT politicians asks Georgians to promote them

The race among Georgia Republicans for the state's two top elected positions is turning into a crowded collection of anti-LGBT candidates. Welcome to the party, David Shafer and Hunter Hill.    READ MORE »

Atlanta City Council candidate defends anti-LGBT support

Atlanta City Council candidate defends anti-LGBT support

Cory Ruth pledged to be a strong advocate for LGBT issues and the fight against HIV despite a slate of anti-LGBT supporters backing his campaign for Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »

Casey Cagle: I won’t stand for discrimination as governor

Casey Cagle: I won’t stand for discrimination as governor

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle – who has long championed discrimination against LGBT people – said he won't stand for discrimination against anyone as he launched his bid to become Georgia's next governor.    READ MORE »

Meet the gay community activist running for Atlanta City Council

Meet the gay community activist running for Atlanta City Council

Tyai Green – a community activist and former leader of the organization that hosts Atlanta Black Gay Pride – is running for Atlanta City Council and campaigning to unseat a two-term incumbent.    READ MORE »

Georgia school chief aims at trans students in re-election bid

Georgia school chief aims at trans students in re-election bid

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods – who last year blasted protections for transgender students – is again targeting LGBT students as he kicks off his re-election campaign.    READ MORE »

Even his anti-LGBT friends are mad at this anti-gay Georgia senator

Even his anti-LGBT friends are mad at this anti-gay Georgia senator

State Sen. William Ligon earned the scorn of lawmakers and progressives alike when his anti-LGBT antics killed a popular adoption bill in the Georgia legislature. Now, even Ligon's anti-gay political bedmates are criticizing him.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff gets hero’s welcome during LGBT gala

Jon Ossoff gets hero’s welcome during LGBT gala

Jon Ossoff received a hero's welcome on Saturday, generating buzz and getting mobbed by supporters as he and other candidates took part in the 30th Annual HRC Gala Dinner & Auction.    READ MORE »

Ossoff v. Handel runoff highlights big divide on LGBT issues

Ossoff v. Handel runoff highlights big divide on LGBT issues

Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to a stunning upset in a suburban Atlanta Congressional District but now faces Karen Handel in a runoff that pits two candidates who are quite different on LGBT issues.    READ MORE »

 
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