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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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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Mary Norwood explains how she’ll run Atlanta as its next mayor

Mary Norwood wants to be Atlanta's next mayor. The seemingly indefatigable City Council member is running a second time, buoyed by what she describes as a groundswell of support from a diverse coalition that includes LGBT people, black voters, Republicans, Democrats and Independents.    READ MORE »


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Why Cathy Woolard wants to be Atlanta’s next mayor

Cathy Woolard wants to be mayor. Sure, you might support her because she'd make history as Atlanta's first openly gay leader. But Woolard wants your vote because, she argues, she can do the job.    READ MORE »


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Georgia lawmaker publicly comes out as LGBTQ

Rep. Renitta Shannon – a Democrat from Decatur – publicly came out as bisexual on Tuesday, boosting the number of openly LGBTQ state lawmakers in Georgia to four.    READ MORE »


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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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