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Georgia lawmaker wants to decriminalize HIV

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A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill that would modernize Georgia’s HIV laws, which activists say are outdated and stigmatize people living with HIV.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

Chamblee passes extensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

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 »

LGBTQ entrepreneur scores upset win in Atlanta City Council race

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 »

Atlanta calls on state to ban ‘dangerous’ conversion therapy

Atlanta calls on state to ban ‘dangerous’ conversion therapy

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council sent a message to the state on Monday: end conversion therapy and the 'persecution and suffering' it brings to LGBTQ Georgians.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers close ‘historic session for LGBTQ rights’

Georgia lawmakers close ‘historic session for LGBTQ rights’

When the gavel fell late Tuesday, Georgia lawmakers ended a 2019 legislative session that saw successful efforts to fight the state’s HIV epidemic, the defeat of “religious freedom” legislation and a hate crimes bill go farther than it’s ever gone.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker says trans equality ‘nullifies women’

Georgia lawmaker says trans equality ‘nullifies women’

U.S. House Rep. Doug Collins joined other conservative lawmakers in denouncing a federal LGBTQ rights bill by claiming it hurts women.    READ MORE »

Clarkston passes sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

Clarkston passes sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The regionwide effort to make metro Atlanta a safe space for LGBTQ people continued with the passage of a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance in Clarkston.    READ MORE »

Georgia legislature passes bill creating PrEP trial program

Georgia legislature passes bill creating PrEP trial program

A Republican-sponsored bill that would create a pilot program to provide PrEP to people at high risk of contracting HIV passed unanimously in the Georgia Senate.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmakers: Georgia abortion ban bad for business

LGBTQ lawmakers: Georgia abortion ban bad for business

LGBTQ lawmakers, activists and political operatives are calling on Georgia’s business community to speak out against a bill that would effectively ban abortion in the state.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker kills LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

Georgia lawmaker kills LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

A Senate committee chairman assured that Georgia will wait at least another year before leaving the ranks of the only five states in the nation without a hate crimes law.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers kill bill expanding access to HIV meds

Georgia lawmakers kill bill expanding access to HIV meds

A bill making it easier for HIV-positive Medicaid recipients to receive the most effective medications is now dead, thanks in part to its $12 million cost to the state of Georgia.    READ MORE »

Georgia legislature passes needle exchange bill to combat HIV

Georgia legislature passes needle exchange bill to combat HIV

Gov. Brian Kemp will now decide the fate of a Republican-sponsored bill that creates a needle exchange program that could help reduce HIV rates in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Gay lawmaker chatting on phone, cruising alone in HOV

Gay lawmaker chatting on phone, cruising alone in HOV

State Rep. Sam Park got a dose of social media justice after being spotted violating Georgia’s ban on holding your cell phone while driving – all while driving alone in an HOV lane.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ entrepreneur makes Atlanta City Council runoff

LGBTQ entrepreneur makes Atlanta City Council runoff

A bisexual business executive emerged from a crowded field of nine candidates to make a runoff election for a vacant Atlanta City Council seat.    READ MORE »

Activists push Georgia lawmakers to end LGBTQ equality ‘crisis’

Activists push Georgia lawmakers to end LGBTQ equality ‘crisis’

With the days in the 2019 legislative session waning, faith leaders, business leaders and gay conservatives joined together to call on Georgia lawmakers to pass an LGBTQ-inclusive civil rights bill.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate panel OKs PrEP pilot program

Georgia Senate panel OKs PrEP pilot program

A bill that would create a three-year pilot program to provide free PrEP medication to those at high risk of contracting HIV got the unanimous approval of a Georgia Senate committee on Wednesday.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist finishes seventh in Atlanta City Council race

Gay civic activist finishes seventh in Atlanta City Council race

A gay civic activist’s bid to go from City Hall watchdog to a sitting member of the Atlanta City Council fell short on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers explore banning conversion therapy

Georgia lawmakers explore banning conversion therapy

Georgia lawmakers vetted a proposed ban on conversion therapy for minors during a first-ever legislative hearing in the state about the controversial issue on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate panel OKs needle exchange bill to battle HIV

Georgia Senate panel OKs needle exchange bill to battle HIV

A bill creating a needle exchange program to help reduce HIV rates in Georgia passed unanimously in a state Senate committee meeting on Monday.    READ MORE »

Atlanta to fight HIV epidemic with new public health officer

Atlanta to fight HIV epidemic with new public health officer

Facing continuing high rates of new HIV infections in Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is creating a chief health officer in her administration to bolster the city's efforts at fighting the epidemic.    READ MORE »

 
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