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Gov. Kemp pushes adoption reform, avoids LGBTQ concerns

Gov. Kemp pushes adoption reform, avoids LGBTQ concerns

Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans to overhaul Georgia’s adoption and foster care system, but sidestepped the issue of anti-LGBTQ efforts that killed reform legislation in past years.    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 »

Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘offensive’ LGBTQ adoption bans
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Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘offensive’ LGBTQ adoption bans

House Speaker David Ralston slammed efforts to allow faith-based agencies to deny LGBTQ adoptions and called anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bills “a solution in search of a problem.”    READ MORE »

Athens activist pushes for hate crimes law in state House bid
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Athens activist pushes for hate crimes law in state House bid

The founder of an Athens anti-discrimination group wants to unseat a Republican lawmaker who voted against an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill.    READ MORE »

Doraville swears in first openly LGBTQ mayor
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Doraville swears in first openly LGBTQ mayor

Former Doraville City Councilmember Joseph Geierman took the oath of office on Monday to become the city’s first-ever openly LGBTQ mayor.    READ MORE »

Canton swears in first openly LGBTQ mayor

Canton swears in first openly LGBTQ mayor

Marketing firm owner Bill Grant (photo center) took the oath of office on Thursday, becoming Canton’s first-ever openly LGBTQ mayor.    READ MORE »

Gay candidate sues Fulton elections chair over East Point ‘farce’
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Gay candidate sues Fulton elections chair over East Point ‘farce’

A gay candidate for East Point City Council sued the chair of the Fulton County Elections Board and asked her to reveal the vote totals in the race.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist, former lawmaker face off in state House race

Gay civic activist, former lawmaker face off in state House race

Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Evans will square off in the Democratic primary for House District 57 in Atlanta in May.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker wants to ban trans athletes from public facilities
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Georgia lawmaker wants to ban trans athletes from public facilities

A state lawmaker from Sharpsburg introduced a bill that would ban transgender youth from competing in athletic events at public facilities.    READ MORE »

Kelly Loeffler backs anti-gay bill as Georgia’s new U.S. senator

Kelly Loeffler backs anti-gay bill as Georgia’s new U.S. senator

Business executive and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler voiced support for “religious freedom” legislation as she nears taking over Johnny Isakson’s seat in the U.S. Senate.    READ MORE »

Gay Democrat jumps into state House race in Savannah

Gay Democrat jumps into state House race in Savannah

Democratic Party activist Andrew Niquette is running for a Georgia House seat in Savannah to fight for veterans, the environment and LGBTQ rights.    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality praises new federal LGBTQ civil rights bill
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Georgia Equality praises new federal LGBTQ civil rights bill

Georgia’s most influential LGBTQ advocacy organization applauded the introduction of a new federal LGBTQ-inclusive civil rights bill, but cautioned that such protections are still urgently needed on the state level.    READ MORE »

‘Stalwart’ LGBTQ ally giving up Atlanta-based state House seat
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‘Stalwart’ LGBTQ ally giving up Atlanta-based state House seat

State Rep. Pat Gardner is leaving the state legislature after nearly 20 years of fighting for same-sex marriage rights, increasing funding for HIV drugs and denouncing anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation.    READ MORE »

Lesbian mayor coasts to re-election in DeKalb’s Pine Lake
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Lesbian mayor coasts to re-election in DeKalb’s Pine Lake

Melanie Hammet wants to continue championing the arts and the environment when she begins her second term as mayor of Pine Lake, Ga., next month.    READ MORE »

Victory Fund, Georgia Equality endorse several LGBTQ candidates

Victory Fund, Georgia Equality endorse several LGBTQ candidates

The Victory Fund and Georgia Equality endorsed the re-election campaigns of five LGBTQ state lawmakers, plus a handful of LGBTQ first-time candidates running for the Georgia General Assembly in 2020.    READ MORE »

Doraville elects its first openly LGBTQ mayor in blowout

Doraville elects its first openly LGBTQ mayor in blowout

Voters made electoral history on Tuesday, electing Doraville's first-ever openly LGBTQ mayor and Savannah's first openly LGBTQ city councilmember.    READ MORE »

Brookhaven pushes toward vote on LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy
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Brookhaven pushes toward vote on LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Brookhaven will vote on a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in January, putting it in line to join a handful of other metro Atlanta cities who’ve adopted such protections in the past year.    READ MORE »

Canton elects openly gay mayor in a landslide
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Canton elects openly gay mayor in a landslide

Bill Grant won the Canton mayoral race by 50 points and will join rare company by becoming the third openly LGBTQ mayor in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Anti-gay extremists fill GOP primary in metro Atlanta House race

Anti-gay extremists fill GOP primary in metro Atlanta House race

The three remaining candidates in the Republican primary for the 6th Congressional District seat have stacked up anti-LGBTQ records that critics said are out of touch with voters in the Cobb County district.    READ MORE »

Georgia’s LGBTQ elected officials split on presidential picks
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Georgia’s LGBTQ elected officials split on presidential picks

A quarter of Georgia’s 16 openly LGBTQ elected officials have announced their presidential endorsements, with two of them backing the man who could be the first openly gay U.S. president.    READ MORE »

 
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