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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 »

Decatur adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy
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Decatur adopts sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Decatur City Commission unanimously passed a broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Monday, making it the sixth Georgia city to do so.    READ MORE »

Pete Buttigieg packs schedule for Atlanta campaign swing
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Pete Buttigieg packs schedule for Atlanta campaign swing

Pete Buttigieg will attend at least four events and launch a black outreach initiative while in Atlanta for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate.    READ MORE »

Gov. Kemp’s Medicaid plan ‘falls far short’ on HIV, critics say
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Gov. Kemp’s Medicaid plan ‘falls far short’ on HIV, critics say

Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to revamp healthcare in Georgia is fiscally irresponsible and puts people with HIV at risk, according to LGBTQ members of a committee tasked with ending the epidemic.    READ MORE »

Gay candidates call for redo of East Point City Council race
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Gay candidates call for redo of East Point City Council race

An East Point City Council election was tainted by the late disqualification of a candidate and a lack of transparency and should be redone, according to two gay candidates in the race.    READ MORE »

Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘religious freedom’ bills
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Georgia House Speaker knocks ‘religious freedom’ bills

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston spoke out against anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” legislation and addressed another lawmaker’s controversial anti-transgender bill.    READ MORE »

Civic activist wants to be Georgia’s first gay state senator

Civic activist wants to be Georgia’s first gay state senator

Kelly Johnson – often a political strategist working behind the scenes – has jumped into the race for a Georgia Senate seat and hopes to oust a popular Democrat and longtime incumbent.    READ MORE »

One gay man wins, two go to runoffs in Georgia elections
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One gay man wins, two go to runoffs in Georgia elections

The Doraville City Council has a new LGBTQ member, and two other LGBTQ candidates are headed to December runoffs in municipal elections across the state.    READ MORE »

Atlanta pastor: ‘Not the time’ for a gay president
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Atlanta pastor: ‘Not the time’ for a gay president

The pastor of an Atlanta megachurch discouraged people from voting for Pete Buttigieg because he’s gay, then insisted he’s not homophobic.    READ MORE »

Gov. Kemp appoints lesbian judge in Gwinnett
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Gov. Kemp appoints lesbian judge in Gwinnett

Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Angela Duncan will fill a newly-created seat on the Gwinnett County Superior Court bench.    READ MORE »

Atlanta doctor who backs anti-trans bill leads hate group
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Atlanta doctor who backs anti-trans bill leads hate group

The Atlanta doctor who vouched for legislation that would deny medically-necessary healthcare to transgender minors is the leader of an anti-LGBTQ hate group.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker proposes ‘shameful’ anti-transgender bill
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Georgia lawmaker proposes ‘shameful’ anti-transgender bill

A West Cobb lawmaker promised that she will introduce a bill that makes it a felony to give testosterone or estrogen treatments to transgender minors.    READ MORE »

Gay police captain would make history in Savannah City Council race
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Gay police captain would make history in Savannah City Council race

Kurtis Purtee wants to bring LGBTQ representation to the Savannah City Council for the first time ever with a win in the November election.    READ MORE »

Gay educator running for East Point City Council

Gay educator running for East Point City Council

Davion Lewis would become the only LGBTQ member and first-ever LGBTQ person of color on the East Point City Council if he wins the election in November.    READ MORE »

Four LGBTQ candidates get Georgia Equality endorsement

Four 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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