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Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan calls for Georgia hate crimes law

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan broke his silence on a hate crimes law in Georgia, voicing support but calling for significant changes to a measure that’s already passed the state House.    READ MORE »


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Business groups call for ‘swift passage’ of Georgia hate crimes law

The leaders of two influential business groups in metro Atlanta called on Georgia lawmakers to pass a hate crimes bill when they return to the State Capitol next month.    READ MORE »


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Stonewall Democrats endorses 11 LGBTQ candidates in Georgia races

Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsed 72 candidates, including 11 LGBTQ ones, in Georgia races, saying they will “make our state fairer and more equitable.”    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality endorses candidates in local, judicial races

Georgia Equality endorsed 12 candidates, including one LGBTQ one, in municipal and judicial races and said each pick would usher “fairness into their office.”    READ MORE »


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Ahmaud Arbery’s killing renews call for Georgia hate crimes law

A powerful GOP lawmaker wants an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill, and Gov. Brian Kemp hinted he’s open to the legislation, which stalled last year amid opposition from other Republicans.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality endorses 10 LGBTQ candidates in state races

Georgia Equality endorsed a slate of 18 candidates – including 10 LGBTQ ones – in state legislative races and said the picks would help bring “fairness and safety for LGBTQ Georgians” to the State Capitol.    READ MORE »


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Victory Fund endorses LGBTQ candidates in Gwinnett, St. Simons

The Victory Fund on Tuesday endorsed Julie Jordan for a state House seat in St. Simons and Curt Thompson for Gwinnett County Commission chair.    READ MORE »


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Gay interior designer runs for state House in Northwest Georgia

A gay civic activist and interior design firm owner is challenging a four-term incumbent Republican for a state House seat in Armuchee.    READ MORE »


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U.S. House candidate says LGBTQ people ‘sexualize children’

A candidate for a U.S. House seat in Atlanta who compared LGBTQ people to pedophiles apologized and said the comments arose from her concern that queer people “sexualize children.”    READ MORE »


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Georgia House passes HIV decriminalization bill

The Georgia House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would update the state’s HIV criminalization laws for the first time since the 1980s.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Democrats blast lawmaker’s ‘hateful’ anti-trans rant

The Democratic Party of Georgia and its LGBTQ Caucus called on state Rep. Vernon Jones to apologize for his anti-transgender comments.    READ MORE »


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Georgia House honors trans activist Tracee McDaniel

The Georgia Legislative Women’s Caucus honored transgender activist Tracee McDaniel with its annual leadership award on Tuesday at the State Capitol.    READ MORE »


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Georgia lawmaker unleashes anti-trans rant at LGBTQ city official

A lawmaker from Lithonia allegedly made anti-trans comments to Doraville City Councilmember Stephe Koontz at the State Capitol on Tuesday.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Senate passes anti-LGBTQ college ‘free speech’ bill

The Georgia Senate advanced a bill banning "free speech zones" on college campuses despite concerns that it authorizes discrimination.    READ MORE »


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U.S. House candidate in Atlanta compares gays to pedophiles

A former reality star pardoned by President Trump compared LGBTQ people to pedophiles as she qualified to run for Congress in Atlanta.    READ MORE »


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Two anti-LGBTQ lawmakers retiring from Georgia legislature

Two voices behind some of the most virulently anti-LGTBQ legislation of recent years won't seek re-election to the Georgia Senate.    READ MORE »


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‘Free speech’ bill discriminates against LGBTQ students, critics say

The state university system, lawmakers and non-profits said a bill to "expand free speech" on college campuses can lead to discrimination.    READ MORE »


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Gay civic activist enters state House race in Atlanta

Josh McNair is running for the House District 56 seat in Atlanta to pass a hate crimes law, decriminalize HIV and fight anti-LGBTQ adoption bills.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Senate committee passes anti-LGBTQ ‘free speech’ bill

A Georgia Senate committee advanced a bill that bans “free speech zones” on college campuses despite the University System of Georgia’s objections that the measure could lead to discrimination.    READ MORE »


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Georgia lawmaker targets doctors with ‘trans panic’ bill

Medical professionals who provide hormone treatments or perform gender affirmation surgery on minors could go to prison for up to 10 years if a new bill filed Thursday becomes Georgia law.    READ MORE »

 
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