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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 »

Meet the queer commissioner shaking up Athens-Clarke County
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Meet the queer commissioner shaking up Athens-Clarke County

Mariah Parker won a seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission by just 13 votes in 2018, and the queer activist and hip-hop artist doesn’t expect any challengers when she runs again in May.    READ MORE »

Festival coordinators quit as Atlanta Pride resignations continue
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Festival coordinators quit as Atlanta Pride resignations continue

Two longtime Atlanta Pride Committee members resigned as the non-profit manages the ongoing departures of board members, staff and committee members leading into its 50th annual event.    READ MORE »

Atlanta Pride awards $100,000 to local non-profits
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Atlanta Pride awards $100,000 to local non-profits

The Atlanta Pride Committee gave over $100,000 in grants to 16 metro Atlanta non-profits as part of its community reinvestment initiative.    READ MORE »

Rush Center hires Simone Bell as interim leader

Rush Center hires Simone Bell as interim leader

The Rush Center’s board of directors named former lawmaker and longtime community leader Simone Bell as its interim executive director this week.    READ MORE »

These 16 Atlanta companies score perfectly on LGBTQ equality

These 16 Atlanta companies score perfectly on LGBTQ equality

Some 16 metro Atlanta-based companies, law firms and financial institutions notched a perfect score on how they approach LGBTQ policies, employees and customers.    READ MORE »

DeKalb, state struggle to spend $1.5 million HIV grant

DeKalb, state struggle to spend $1.5 million HIV grant

Health officials with the state and DeKalb County opened two clinics and hired additional staff to fight HIV, but needed an extension to spend all of the $1.5 million from a new federal initiative to end HIV.    READ MORE »

Clarke School Board appoints first-ever openly LGBTQ member
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Clarke School Board appoints first-ever openly LGBTQ member

The Clarke County School Board named bisexual entrepreneur Antwon Stephens as its newest member, as the 23-year-old beat out four other candidates for the District 2 seat.    READ MORE »

WSB-TV’s first openly gay anchor ready to embrace Atlanta

WSB-TV’s first openly gay anchor ready to embrace Atlanta

Jorge Estevez celebrated his first day on air at WSB-TV on Jan. 13, officially making him the first openly LGBTQ anchor and second Latinx anchor in the station’s 72-year history.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta community center damaged by fire, smoke

LGBTQ Atlanta community center damaged by fire, smoke

A small fire broke out at the Phillip Rush Center early Friday, causing the facility to temporarily shut down.    READ MORE »

Two employees quit as Atlanta Pride turmoil continues
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Two employees quit as Atlanta Pride turmoil continues

Half of Atlanta Pride’s staff resigned in the past month as the non-profit manages sustained criticism from former board members, committee members and employees.    READ MORE »

Brookhaven adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Brookhaven adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Brookhaven City Council unanimously passed a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday, making it just the seventh Georgia city to do so.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlanta business group elects first trans president

LGBTQ Atlanta business group elects first trans president

Directors of the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals elected August Wogsland as their new president and CEO – the LGBTQ business group’s first openly transgender leader.    READ MORE »

Gay politico jumps into state Senate race in Atlanta
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Gay politico jumps into state Senate race in Atlanta

Devin Barrington Ward has launched a primary challenge against longtime state Sen. Horacena Tate as he looks to become the chamber’s first black openly LGBTQ member.    READ MORE »

 
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