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LGBTQ groups bash judge’s confirmation to Atlanta-based court
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LGBTQ groups bash judge’s confirmation to Atlanta-based court

The U.S. Senate confirmed anti-LGBTQ Judge Andrew Brasher to Atlanta’s 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, giving him a lifetime appointment on a powerful court that frequently addresses LGBTQ issues.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Dream signs lesbian Georgia native in three-team trade
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Atlanta Dream signs lesbian Georgia native in three-team trade

The Atlanta Dream made a flurry of moves including signing a lesbian point guard and a WNBA All-Star whose relationship with another player hit the headlines in 2015.    READ MORE »

East Point weighs broad LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point weighs broad LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

East Point is considering an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy but hit some initial resistance from City Council members concerned about its impact.    READ MORE »

HIV doctor shortage hits Atlanta hard, experts say

HIV doctor shortage hits Atlanta hard, experts say

A shortage in the number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who fight HIV in Atlanta will be exacerbated by a federal plan to end the epidemic, according to several local HIV experts.    READ MORE »

Grady HIV center ‘bursting at the seams,’ plans $38 million renovation

Grady HIV center ‘bursting at the seams,’ plans $38 million renovation

Grady Health System is planning a “major renovation” of its Ponce de Leon Center in order to help fight Atlanta’s HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Push for LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy emerges in Tucker

Push for LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy emerges in Tucker

Several LGBTQ appointees to boards and commissions in Tucker want to make the city the latest in metro Atlanta to adopt a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance.    READ MORE »

City of Doraville paid anti-LGBTQ attorney $502,000

City of Doraville paid anti-LGBTQ attorney $502,000

The City of Doraville – with a gay mayor and two LGBTQ city council members – has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to an attorney who fought against marriage equality and transgender rights.    READ MORE »

Anti-Defamation League knocks ‘immoral’ LGBTQ adoption ban
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Anti-Defamation League knocks ‘immoral’ LGBTQ adoption ban

The Anti-Defamation League said a bill that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples would also discriminate against Jewish people.    READ MORE »

Baptist group expels Decatur church for being LGBTQ-friendly

Baptist group expels Decatur church for being LGBTQ-friendly

The Atlanta Metro Baptist Association ended its 110-year relationship with the First Baptist Church of Decatur over the church’s decision to perform same-sex marriages and appoint LGBTQ members to leadership positions.    READ MORE »

Angel McCoughtry leaves Atlanta Dream after 11 years
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Angel McCoughtry leaves Atlanta Dream after 11 years

Out WNBA All-Star and Olympian Angel McCoughtry has said goodbye to the Atlanta Dream and signed with the Las Vegas Aces.    READ MORE »

Rep. John Lewis introduces bill to tackle ‘critical’ HIV doctor shortage

Rep. John Lewis introduces bill to tackle ‘critical’ HIV doctor shortage

U.S. Rep. John Lewis wants to address a shortage in the number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who fight HIV by providing them up to $250,000 in student loan forgiveness.    READ MORE »

Meet Fulton County’s first-ever transgender coordinator

Meet Fulton County’s first-ever transgender coordinator

The Fulton Board of Health took another step in fighting the county’s HIV epidemic by hiring its first transgender coordinator, who will also oversee career development workshops and work with local trans organizations.    READ MORE »

Georgia business groups slam anti-LGBTQ adoption bill
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Georgia business groups slam anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

Two of the most influential business groups in Georgia said a bill that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples “sanctions discrimination.”    READ MORE »

Buttigieg leads Democrats in Georgia fundraising
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Buttigieg leads Democrats in Georgia fundraising

Pete Buttigieg led the Democratic presidential field in 2019 fundraising in Georgia with over $750,000, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.    READ MORE »

HRC endorses ‘steadfast ally’ Lucy McBath in U.S. House race
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HRC endorses ‘steadfast ally’ Lucy McBath in U.S. House race

The Human Rights Campaign is backing “pro-equality champion” Lucy McBath in her rematch against Karen Handel in a U.S. House race in metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Georgia knocked for lacking ‘basic equality’ for LGBTQ residents
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Georgia knocked for lacking ‘basic equality’ for LGBTQ residents

Georgia was one of 28 states that landed in the lowest-rated category of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Equality Index.    READ MORE »

Gay city councilmember named mayor pro tem in Chamblee
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Gay city councilmember named mayor pro tem in Chamblee

The Chamblee City Council unanimously selected City Councilmember Brian Mock as mayor pro-tem, the second LGBTQ official to be picked for such a post in recent weeks.    READ MORE »

Columbus ‘aggressively’ seeking LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy
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Columbus ‘aggressively’ seeking LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Columbus officials — including a Republican city councilmember — are laying the groundwork to become the latest city in Georgia to adopt broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.    READ MORE »

DeKalb opens new sexual health center for gay men, trans women

DeKalb opens new sexual health center for gay men, trans women

A new sex-positive health center that provides services for free opened in downtown Decatur as another tool to help DeKalb County battle the HIV epidemic.    READ MORE »

Alex Wan endorsed by Victory Fund in state House race
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Alex Wan endorsed by Victory Fund in state House race

Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan nabbed the endorsement of the Victory Fund in a competitive race to replace state Rep. Pat Gardner in House District 57.    READ MORE »

 
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