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LGBT groups want Georgia out of anti-trans suit

LGBT activists are calling on Georgia's new attorney general to drop the state's participation in a lawsuit challenging federal guidelines on the treatment of transgender students.    READ MORE »

Georgia senator: Anti-gay law ‘doing right thing’

A Georgia Republican backed a controversial anti-LGBT law in North Carolina – calling it a principled stand – and hoped for the failure of ACC championships pulled from that state and moved to his own.    READ MORE »

Ga. wins first round in fight against trans students

The judge overseeing a lawsuit from Georgia and 12 other states issued an injunction, stopping new federal guidelines about the treatment of transgender students from going into effect.    READ MORE »

Trans students in Ga. get new tool to fight bigotry

Transgender students in Georgia facing bullying and discrimination have a new tool to turn to as the school year begins, thanks to five LGBT and progressive organizations.    READ MORE »

Hall County block trans students in bathrooms

Hall County in North Georgia is sticking by its refusal to allow transgender students in its public school system to use bathrooms that match their gender identity, arguing it's a 'common sense approach.'    READ MORE »

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U.S. Attorney: I’m fighting for LGBT civil rights in Georgia

U.S. Attorney John Horn – the top federal prosecutor in North Georgia – told scores of LGBT Atlanta organizers and activists that his office is creating a special unit to better investigate civil rights complaints.    READ MORE »

Tanya Ditty keeps trolling LGBT Georgians

The grandmother who spanked Gov. Nathan Deal for not protecting her anti-gay views is back trolling LGBT Atlanta, this time mad that trans people might want to match their name with their gender identity.    READ MORE »

Georgia’s trans population fourth-highest in U.S.

Georgia has the fourth-highest percentage of transgender residents, a large slice of the 1.4 million trans adults across the U.S., according to a first-ever state-level estimate of people who identify as trans.    READ MORE »

Atlanta companies take lead on trans bathrooms

As politicians rant about transgender bathroom access, Atlanta's biggest companies are taking action – enacting policies allowing trans employees to use the rest room matching their gender identity.    READ MORE »

Erick Erickson: Scrub gay from Orlando massacre

Toxic anti-gay troll and Atlanta radio host Erick Erickson wants to scrub the Orlando massacre of its gay roots and blames LGBT activists for using the tragedy to promote a 'bathroom agenda.'    READ MORE »

Students reveal pain of being transgender in Georgia schools

Transgender and gender nonconforming students in Georgia face barriers to their education as varied as regular bullying and beatings, teachers without a clue what it means to be transgender, and navigating school administrators uncertain how to provide a safe environment to learn in.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay lawmaker: LGBT activists trying to blackmail me

State Sen. Josh McKoon, maneuvering to keep his throne as the Gold Dome's hater-in-chief, promised to 'absolutely' resurrect 'religious freedom' legislation next year and questioned if anti-LGBT discrimination even exists in Georgia.    READ MORE »

KKK fliers target trans people in metro Atlanta

The Ku Klux Klan targets transgender people in fliers they used to litter a Douglas County neighborhood with over the weekend, calling them an 'abomination.'    READ MORE »

Georgia ACLU chief quits over trans potty fight

The leader of the ACLU of Georgia quit in a huff over transgender equality, complaining that the organization tried to silence her when she complained that the non-profit put the fight for trans rights ahead of other equality efforts.    READ MORE »

Deal: Lawsuit over trans bathrooms ‘appropriate’

Gov. Nathan Deal defended a lawsuit in which Georgia and 10 other states sued to block guidelines concerning transgender students and restrooms, calling it an 'appropriate' response to 'federal overreach.'    READ MORE »

Georgia sues to block trans student bathrooms

Georgia has joined 10 other states in suing the federal government over new guidelines concerning transgender students, less than two weeks after Gov. Nathan Deal topped short of endorsing such a suit.    READ MORE »

Georgia school chief: Ignore new trans guidelines

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods told school chiefs to ignore new federal guidelines about protecting transgender students and offered to help any school district that wants to fight them.    READ MORE »

Protest of trans restrooms fizzles in Gwinnett

A Tea Party protest of providing gender-neutral restrooms for trans students in Gwinnett fizzled on Thursday, despite the conservative group's effort to flood a school board meeting with their complaints.    READ MORE »

Georgia schools chief ready to brawl over trans restrooms

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods said his agency would 'carefully consider' what to do with new federal guidelines about transgender students and restrooms. But his incendiary response indicated that trans students will come out on the losing end.    READ MORE »

Deal, Olens blast transgender bathroom rules

Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens blasted new federal guidelines concerning trans students, but stopped short of challenging it in court as other Georgia Republicans have demanded.    READ MORE »