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Three LGBTQ candidates get Georgia Equality endorsement

Georgia Equality endorsed 13 candidates in municipal races taking place across the state on Nov. 5.    READ MORE »


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Gwinnett school board member makes history by coming out

Everton Blair celebrated National Coming Out Day by announcing that he is gay, making him the first-ever openly LGBTQ member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education.    READ MORE »


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Gay official gets marijuana decriminalized in Chamblee

Chamblee City Councilmember Brian Mock led a successful effort to make Chamblee the 12th local government in Georgia to decriminalize possession of marijuana.    READ MORE »


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HRC joins Stacey Abrams to fight voter suppression

The Human Rights Campaign is making a six-figure investment in Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group to ensure fair elections for LGBTQ voters and voters of color.    READ MORE »


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Victory Fund endorses gay civic activist in Doraville mayor’s race

Former Doraville City Councilmember Joseph Geierman got a boost to his quest to become Doraville’s first openly LGBTQ mayor by nabbing a Victory Fund endorsement.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ Atlantans raise $10,000 for Teresa Tomlinson’s Senate bid

Teresa Tomlinson’s race to unseat David Perdue in the U.S. Senate got a boost from several LGBTQ donors at a Midtown Atlanta fundraiser.    READ MORE »


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Jon Ossoff pledges ‘unwavering’ LGBTQ support in Senate

Former U.S. House candidate Jon Ossoff called David Perdue’s outsider persona “a joke” as he launched his campaign to unseat the U.S. senator.    READ MORE »


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Gay civic activist loses race for Fulton commission

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


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Gov. Kemp appoints gay lawmaker to 2020 Census task force

State Rep. Matthew Wilson was among the dozens of leaders that Gov. Brian Kemp appointed to a committee to ensure that all Georgia residents are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.    READ MORE »


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Sarah Riggs Amico backs Equality Act in U.S. Senate run

Sarah Riggs Amico bashed the Trump administration’s LGBTQ rights record in her quest to unseat David Perdue in the U.S. Senate.    READ MORE »


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Gay civic activist launches East Point City Council bid

Mike Herring wants to become the sole LGBTQ member and first LGBTQ person of color on the East Point City Council.    READ MORE »


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U.S. House candidate calls Atlanta drag queen an ‘abomination’

A candidate for a U.S. House seat in metro Atlanta said a Drag Queen Story Time event in Alpharetta was an “attack on our children."    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ lawmakers knock Brian Kemp on staff diversity

Georgia Democratic lawmakers called out Gov. Brian Kemp for having an all-white senior staff, saying his appointments “fall well short of collectively representing Georgia’s population.”    READ MORE »


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House candidate in Atlanta claims trans people ‘gender pretending’

A far-right conspiracy theorist with anti-transgender views has joined the GOP primary for a U.S. House seat in metro Atlanta, one of a handful of anti-LGBTQ candidates in the primary.    READ MORE »


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Georgia’s former top cop calls for LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

Former Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens called on the legislature to join 46 other states across the nation and finally pass a hate crimes law.    READ MORE »


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Lesbian restaurateur running for College Park City Council

Kathleen McQueen has launched a bid to become the College Park City Council’s sole woman and only LGBTQ member.    READ MORE »


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Anti-gay white nationalist drops out of U.S. House race in Georgia

A Sandy Springs business person dropped out of the 6th Congressional District race after publicly identifying himself as a white nationalist.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality endorses gay civic activist in Fulton race

Georgia Equality’s board of directors released its endorsements Tuesday in two local special elections taking place in September.    READ MORE »


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Pete Buttigieg returns to Atlanta for big gay fundraiser

HGTV star Vern Yip and his husband will host gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for a high-dollar fundraiser at their Brookwood Hills home.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay democratic socialist on South Fulton City Council

South Fulton City Councilmember Khalid Kamau said it was 'amazing' to give the opening and closing address at the Democratic Socialists of America convention.    READ MORE »

 
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