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Stonewall Week: Ga. Equality fetes good works

People who keep LGBT causes at the fore get the spotlight turned on them at Thursday’s Evening for Equality, the Georgia Equality reception that's a Who’s Who of gay Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Norwood urges gay voters to ‘sign one’ [photos]

Mary Norwood, who enjoyed strong LGBT support in her unsuccessful mayoral campaign last year, is turning to those supporters again to boost her race for chair of the Fulton County Commission.    READ MORE »

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Alex Wan and his City Council sticky wicket

Alex Wan, who vanquished a handful of rivals last year to become the only openly gay member of the Atlanta City Council, now faces the reality of governing and a grumpy press irked by a council vote.    READ MORE »

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There was an election Tuesday; the gay guy lost

Yawn. There was an election Tuesday–four in fact–and though they were called special, they really weren't. A gay candidate lost, which may not portend well for seven other LGBT hopefuls this year.    READ MORE »

Why LGBT Atlantans should care about Census

Census Bureau reps are knocking on doors. If your 2010 Census envelope is still sitting unopened, Georgia Equality lays out why gay Georgians might think twice about blowing it off.    READ MORE »

HRC Dinner serves equality, change [photos]

None of the honorees and special guests at the Atlanta Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner on Saturday summed up the evening better than Simone Bell: “We have work to do, so let’s get busy.”    READ MORE »

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Anti-bully bill passes, goes to gov for signature

It’s OK to poke your head out from the shelter you’ve been hiding in during the Gold Dome session. Lawmakers are gone, and they actually did gay students a favor before they left town.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Run, gays, run: 5 seek seats in Ga. legislature

At least five gay and lesbian candidates want to win a seat in the Georgia General Assembly this year, including two who are seeking re-election and two others who have run in the past.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Pro-gay Norwood steps into Fulton commish race

UPDATED | 2:28 p.m. Mary Norwood, who developed strong support among LGBT voters in her failed mayoral bid last year, will run for chair of the Fulton County Commission.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  news

Reed calls city’s LGBT residents ‘full partner’

Mayor Kasim Reed wants to host a “robust discussion” on LGBT issues through an equality forum with a national scope that would be a first-of-its-kind event for Atlanta’s City Hall.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Joan Garner announces bid for Fulton Commish

A longtime LGBT and community activist wants to trade her behind-the-scenes work for public office by becoming the first openly gay person elected to the Fulton County Commission.    READ MORE »

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Anti-bullying bill gains state House approval

A bill to toughen the state's anti-bullying law, nearly dead just a few days ago, resurfaced Tuesday at the Gold Dome and gained approval from the state House.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  news

Anti-bully bill may get state House vote after all

A measure to toughen the state's ant-bullying law, thought dead on Friday after missing a critical Crossover Day deadline, may get new life in the state House.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

State House ignores critical vote on bully bill

Too busy passing a water-downed jobs bill, pursuing renegade texters and mourning the death of an anti-gay hate monger, the state House said this to supporters of anti-bullying legislation: Pound sand.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Ga. Senate kills only perk left for gays: incest

The Georgia Senate voted with unanimity and speed on Thursday to close a loophole in state law and strip gay couples of the only advantage they enjoy over their heterosexually-coupled neighbors.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  news

Anti-bully bill faces Ga. House vote on Thursday

Political conspiracy theorists take note: The same day that LGBT activists went to the Gold Dome to lobby lawmakers, a bill to toughen Georgia's anti-bullying law cleared a key hurdle in the House.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  news

Two chances to sashay to Gold Dome and lobby

If you've never held hands with Jeff Graham and sang Kumbaya at the Gold Dome in Atlanta, definitely add that to your Bucket List. Better yet, join him and other LGBT activists there later this month.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Gay Dems: We want Barnes as Georgia governor

When it comes to Georgia's race for governor–yes, it's election season again–some gay Democrats are putting their support behind former Gov. Roy Barnes.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  news

Reed’s Team Gay adds two more lesbians

Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday added two more longtime community activists and lesbians to a handful of committees aiding his transition and search for key officials in his six-week-old administration.    READ MORE »

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Bullying bill gets OK from Georgia House panel

Legislation that provides a comprehensive definition of bullying in Georgia and mandates that schools adopt policies banning it passed a key state House committee on Wednesday.    READ MORE »