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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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Gay former teacher announces campaign for Atlanta School Board

LGBT civic activist and former teacher Charlie Stadtlander announced his campaign for a seat on the Atlanta School Board, an effort that comes eight years after his first attempt fell short.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay veteran running for East Point City Council

Veteran and out gay candidate Christopher Weed is seeking a seat on the East Point City Council, campaigning on improving sustainable development, safety and youth activities.    READ MORE »


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Josh McKoon announces run for Georgia Secretary of State

Josh McKoon, the state lawmaker who has championed anti-LGBT 'religious freedom' legislation and questioned if anti-LGBT discrimination exists, launched his bid for Georgia Secretary of State on Thursday.    READ MORE »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »


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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 »

 
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