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Gay civic activist jumps into crowded Fulton commission race

Delta flight attendant Rafer Johnson wants to become Fulton County’s sole openly LGBTQ commissioner and its first openly LGBTQ male member.    READ MORE »


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Former state lawmaker wants to be first LGBTQ Gwinnett leader

Bisexual former state Sen. Curt Thompson jumped into the race for Gwinnett County Commission chair by pledging to push for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.    READ MORE »


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Bada Bings restaurant fires homophobic tweets at GOP lawmaker

Atlanta restaurant Bada Bings targeted a Republican state lawmaker it has political differences with by questioning his sexuality and calling him gay in social media posts.    READ MORE »


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Gay commissioner spearheads first-ever Pride Month in Gwinnett

Stonewall fever is spreading in Gwinnett as the county’s first openly LGBTQ commissioner officially declared it Pride Month for the first time ever.    READ MORE »


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Meet Brian Kemp’s three LGBTQ appointments

Gov. Brian Kemp (photo) has filled some 80 positions to state boards and criminal justice posts with a diverse slate of people, including at least three LGBTQ appointments.    READ MORE »


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U.S. Senate candidate knocks Trump ‘shipwreck’ at Georgia Equality gala

Teresa Tomlinson – the former Columbus mayor running for U.S. Senate – headlined a record-setting Evening for Equality, delivering a blistering critique of 'the lunacy and bigotry' of the Trump administration.    READ MORE »


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Gay attorney jumps into state House race in Norcross

Out attorney Marvin Lim wants to put his experience lobbying against anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bills at the state legislature to use – by becoming a state lawmaker.    READ MORE »


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St. Simons lesbian wants rematch in state House race

When Julie Jordan took on state Rep. Don Hogan in 2018, it was the first time in eight years that voters saw a Democrat in the race — in 2020, she wants them to see one in office.    READ MORE »


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Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg storms Atlanta

Pete Buttigieg said Georgia was “on the cusp of becoming a blue state” and that voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams from becoming governor.    READ MORE »


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Gay veteran jumps into state House race in Savannah

Political newcomer Mac Sims wants to become the next openly LGBTQ member of the Georgia legislature.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta City Council approves $100,000 PrEP project

The City of Atlanta and the Fulton County Board of Health have entered into an intergovernmental agreement to provide PrEP services to combat the city’s HIV crisis.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Republicans embrace lesbians to oppose Equality Act

The U.S. House passed the Equality Act on Friday, despite Georgia Republican representatives recruiting a new ally to fight the bill — anti-transgender lesbians.    READ MORE »


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Teresa Tomlinson touts LGBTQ record in run for U.S. Senate

When former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson officially launched her campaign for U.S. Senate on May 1, it was a long time coming for the LGBTQ ally.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ lawmakers: Abortion ban a ‘death sentence’ for Georgia women

LGBTQ lawmakers vowed to hold Gov. Brian Kemp accountable for signing an abortion ban into law, saying that he 'failed the women of Georgia.'    READ MORE »


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Kemp signs bill creating PrEP trial program in Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a package of healthcare bills into law, including one that creates a pilot program to provide PrEP to people at high risk of contracting HIV.    READ MORE »


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Gay Chamblee official opens up about depression, suicide attempt

A recent suicide in Chamblee prompted City Councilmember Brian Mock, one of Georgia’s few openly LGBTQ elected officials, to speak publicly about attempting suicide as a child and battling depression.    READ MORE »


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Atlanta City Council swears in first black LGBTQ member

Entrepreneur Antonio Brown took the oath of office on Monday, becoming the Atlanta City Council's first-ever black bisexual member and the only open LGBTQ person on the council.    READ MORE »


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Georgia lawmaker wants to decriminalize HIV

A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill that would modernize Georgia’s HIV laws, which activists say are outdated and stigmatize people living with HIV.    READ MORE »


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Chamblee passes extensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The city of Chamblee joined a regionwide effort to make metro Atlanta a safe space for LGBTQ people by passing a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ entrepreneur scores upset win in Atlanta City Council race

Bisexual entrepreneur Antonio Brown pulled off a surprise victory in the District 3 Atlanta City Council race, becoming the first-ever black openly LGBTQ member of the council.    READ MORE »

 
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