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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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3 gay Atlantans picked to help Reed transition

Mayor Kasim Reed this week tapped three high-profile LGBT Atlanta residents and several gay-friendly people to help his transition team and aid his search for the city’s next top cop and fire chief.    READ MORE »

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Chambliss defiant over ‘Don’t Ask’ quips [video]

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia's senior senator, remains defiant after criticism over his anti-gay comments this week on repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on openly gay soldiers.    READ MORE »

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Chambliss: Gays in military ‘unacceptable risk’

Just how much of a homophobic bigot is Saxby Chambliss, the senior senator from Georgia? Take a look at his comments Tuesday during a hearing on the military's ban on openly gay soldiers.    READ MORE »

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Vernon Jones is back; his gay record still stinks

Vernon Jones and his lackluster record on LGBT issues is back, and the mercurial former DeKalb County CEO wants to unseat one of Georgia's most gay-friendly members of Congress.    READ MORE »

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Gay man becomes East Point mayor pro tem

A gay man on the East Point City Council is now the city's second highest-ranking elected official, thanks to a vote Monday by the eight-person council.    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality raising cash for lobby efforts

Georgia Equality is in a full-court press to raise $10,000 by Jan. 15 to help fund its lobbying efforts at the Gold Dome, which sees the return of state lawmakers on Monday.    READ MORE »

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Simone Bell hosts re-election fundraiser Tuesday

Simone Bell, fresh from taking office as the state's newest lawmaker, now faces the reality of politics: raising money and re-election even though she hasn't yet cast her first vote in the Gold Dome.    READ MORE »

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LGBT rarely mentioned at mayoral inauguration

After a campaign season in which gay issues often grabbed headlines, there was little talk of LGBT issues during the inauguration Monday of Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta’s other elected officials.    READ MORE »

 
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