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Atlanta  |  politics

Now, you can call him City Councilman Alex Wan

Alex Wan made history Monday, becoming the first openly gay man on the Atlanta City Council, though the moment was eclipsed by the pomp and circumstance of a new mayor taking office.    READ MORE »

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Kasim Reed, Alex Wan to take office Monday

The election is over–finally–and at high noon today, gay-friendly Mayor-elect Kasim Reed takes office along with the Atlanta City Council's newest gay member, Alex Wan.    READ MORE »

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At least one Atlantan is on Obama’s Team Gay

Nearly a year into President Obama's first term, his actions on LGBT issues hardly matches his rhetoric. But when it comes to hiring the gays, he's making progress and Atlanta has ties to at least one.    READ MORE »

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Simone Bell becomes newest state rep [video]

Simone Bell’s historic campaign for the state House came full circle Tuesday when Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein issued her the oath of office. Watch the video.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Simone Bell takes office, cements historic role

Simone Bell's historic campaign for the state House came full circle Tuesday when Ga. Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein issued the oath of office, formally making Bell a state legislator.    READ MORE »

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Rise up for free Atlanta-branded condoms

With Mayor-elect Kasim Reed busily preparing his takeover of City Hall, we've got a suggestion for him to get people excited again about Atlanta: Official (and free) condoms branded with the city's name.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Gay support helped fuel Ceasar Mitchell’s win

Lost in the news of the mayor's race and two gay candidates making history on Tuesday was this: LGBT voters helped propel another gay-friendly candidate into the post of City Council president.    READ MORE »

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Kasim Reed gets thumped in gay-heavy District 6

Think the city's new mayor-elect doesn't have work to do with the mostly gay white chunk of the LGBT electorate in District 6? Kasim Reed got thumped there, even while managing to win the race.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Bell, Wan wink at history in scoring LGBT wins

For Alex Wan, it’s back to work at a non-profit. Simone Bell hopes to relax while watching “Elizabeth.” That’s how Tuesday's two gay candidates will spend the day after their historic victories.    READ MORE »

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Simone Bell, Alex Wan celebrate victory [photos]

Simone Bell and Alex Wan spent their evenings huddled with supporters at election watch events in Candler Park and Midtown. As results trickled in, the buzz turned to excitement and eventually celebration.    READ MORE »

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Live blogging Election Night in Atlanta

It's all over but the counting. And waiting. And watching. We're live blogging runoff election night with a gay twist. Join us for news, photos, your comments and more as we watch and react with you.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Follow Project Q for election night coverage

Cheer, jeer or be indifferent. But once the clock strikes 8 on Election Day, it's all over but the reporting. That's where we come in. Follow us tonight for election coverage with a queer twist.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Norwood v. Reed in gay stump speeches [video]

Everything's done but the voting. So before you do that, take a look at the gay stump speeches of Mary Norwood and Kasim Reed, who have been crisscrossing Midtown to make their mayoral pitch.    READ MORE »

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Gay activist backs two in East Point runoffs

Don't feel too bad if you didn't realize there are two races in East Point among the runoff elections Tuesday. The Atlanta mayor's race, after all, has sucked nearly all the oxygen out of the political atmosphere.    READ MORE »

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Wan makes closing pitch to LGBT supporters

Alex Wan made his closing argument to about three-dozen LGBT voters and supporters on Sunday, two days before his Atlanta City Council runoff with Liz Coyle.    READ MORE »

The gay case for Mary Norwood as ATL mayor

"Just like Mary has always been there for me, she’s always been there for all of us–working for our dignity, our families, our neighborhoods and our equality. I know as mayor, she’ll continue this fight."    READ MORE »

The gay case for Kasim Reed as next ATL mayor

"Reed's failure to support full marriage equality is disappointing... but far more disappointing ... have been the efforts by many within our community to portray Reed as an obstacle to gay equality."    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Candidates tweeting their way to Election Day

Surely by now, you know there's an election to be had on Tuesday. There are a handful of races on the ballot for the runoff and in most every case, the gays seem to be front and center.    READ MORE »

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Trio of lawmakers backs Simone Bell’s campaign

Some of the same female state lawmakers Simone Bell hopes to work with under the Gold Dome came out this week backing her campaign in the Dec. 1 runoff.    READ MORE »

Atlanta  |  politics

Did Anne Fauver just endorse Mary Norwood?

Anne Fauver represents the district Mary Norwood might just need to put her in the mayor's office. And it appears the lesbian city council member is letting it be known who she supports in the Dec. 1 runoff.    READ MORE »