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Georgia Equality endorses 6 LGBT candidates in Atlanta area races

Georgia Equality endorsed a batch of candidates in municipal races across Atlanta, reaffirming its support for Cathy Woolard's mayoral run and supporting some – but not all – LGBT candidates on the ballot.    READ MORE »


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LGBT state lawmaker quits to run for Fulton chair

State Rep. Keisha Waites – one of four openly LGBTQ lawmakers in Georgia – resigned Monday to run for chair of the Fulton County Commission.    READ MORE »


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Gay GOP group endorses Mitchell, Norwood for Atlanta mayor

Gay GOP group Georgia Log Cabin Republicans looked past two LGBT candidates and endorsed Ceasar Mitchell and Mary Norwood for mayor, while also backing a handful of other candidates in the upcoming city elections.    READ MORE »


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Two LGBT candidates drop out of Atlanta City Council races

A dozen LGBT candidates are campaigning for votes in races across metro Atlanta this fall. But the surprisingly large field of gay candidates has shrunk by two – Tyai Green and Lock Whiteside dropped out of their Atlanta City Council races.    READ MORE »


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Meet the trans business owner running for Doraville City Council

Stephe Koontz – a small business owner and church administrator – is running for the Doraville City Council, hoping to become the city’s first transgender elected official and help guide it through future growth and redevelopment.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay civic activist running for Doraville City Council

Joseph Geierman -- a gay longtime resident and civic activist in Doraville -- jumped into the race for a seat on the city council, hoping to provide progressive leadership for the small city in DeKalb County.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta mayoral candidates want to use PrEP to fight HIV

Atlanta's mayoral candidates pledged to make PrEP more widely available to help fight HIV, work to combat stigma around the virus and to expand the city's focus on public health issues.    READ MORE »


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Mary Norwood defends photo of her with anti-LGBT official

Mary Norwood – the leading candidate in a crowded race for Atlanta mayor – said LGBT voters should not be concerned that she appeared recently in photos with Republican elected officials, including one who has fought LGBT equality and disparaged gay families.    READ MORE »


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LGBT candidate Josh McNair pledges to ‘fight for Fulton’

Josh McNair, a sales representative and gay Morehouse graduate, is speaking out about his leadership style, policy priorities and how he’ll fight for Fulton County as he runs in a crowded race to replace a beloved LGBT figure on the county commission.    READ MORE »


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David Perdue says military should allow transgender troops

In a sharp break from Georgia's Republican delegation – and President Donald Trump – U.S. Sen. David Perdue said the military should allow transgender soldiers.    READ MORE »


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Gay civic, political activist jumps into Fulton Commission race

Reese McCranie – a longtime LGBT and Democratic activist, and advisor to Mayor Kasim Reed – launched his campaign for a Fulton County Commission seat, becoming the second gay candidate in the race.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay former teacher running for Atlanta School Board

Gay former teacher Charlie Stadtlander is taking a second shot at the Atlanta School Board, this time hoping to unseat an incumbent for an at-large seat.    READ MORE »


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Johnny Isakson waffles on protecting LGBT employees

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson faced a slam dunk question during his town hall on Monday – does he support protecting LGBT employees from discrimination. But he waffled, bobbed and weaved and then blew it.    READ MORE »


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Casey Cagle goes all in on anti-LGBT legislation

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has backed himself into a corner. On one hand, he says he won't discriminate against anyone. On the other, he panders to religious conservatives who have made anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation their top priority.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Republicans just can’t let go of anti-LGBT bill

The Georgia GOP decided against a 'religious freedom' litmus test for its gubernatorial candidates, but an even more conservative Republican group stepped forward demanding candidates back the anti-LGBT legislation.    READ MORE »


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LGBT group endorses Alex Wan for City Council president

Alex Wan – the first gay man and Asian American elected to the Atlanta City Council – received a boost to his campaign for council president, getting endorsed by a statewide LGBT equality group.    READ MORE »


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Georgia GOP doubles-down on push for anti-LGBT bill

Hardliners in the Georgia GOP are intent on breathing new life into anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation with a litmus test for gubernatorial candidates. When the efforts make Casey Cagle look sympathetic, you know there's real trouble.    READ MORE »


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Karen Handel taking wait-and-see approach to trans in military

U.S. Rep. Karen Handel – the newly minted Republican lawmaker from Georgia's 6th Congressional District – said the military shouldn't pay for gender transition surgeries but stopped short of agreeing with a ban on transgender people in the military.    READ MORE »


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Cathy Woolard gets big LGBT endorsement in mayor’s race

Cathy Woolard – the first openly gay elected official in the state who is now running for Atlanta mayor – was endorsed by Georgia Equality, a nod to her decades of work advocating for LGBT and other social justice issues.    READ MORE »


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Jon Ossoff: I’ll fight side-by-side with LGBT supporters

Jon Ossoff – the candidate who embraced LGBT people and pledged to be their staunch defender – received a warm welcome and was mobbed by supporters during an event that celebrated the best in gay Atlanta.    READ MORE »

 
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