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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 »

Gwinnett school board member makes history by coming out

Gwinnett school board member makes history by coming out

Everton Blair celebrated National Coming Out Day by announcing that he is gay, making him the first-ever openly LGBTQ member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education.    READ MORE »

Gay official gets marijuana decriminalized in Chamblee

Gay official gets marijuana decriminalized in Chamblee

Chamblee City Councilmember Brian Mock led a successful effort to make Chamblee the 12th local government in Georgia to decriminalize possession of marijuana.    READ MORE »

HRC joins Stacey Abrams to fight voter suppression
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HRC joins Stacey Abrams to fight voter suppression

The Human Rights Campaign is making a six-figure investment in Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group to ensure fair elections for LGBTQ voters and voters of color.    READ MORE »

Victory Fund endorses gay civic activist in Doraville mayor’s race
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Victory Fund endorses gay civic activist in Doraville mayor’s race

Former Doraville City Councilmember Joseph Geierman got a boost to his quest to become Doraville’s first openly LGBTQ mayor by nabbing a Victory Fund endorsement.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ Atlantans raise $10,000 for Teresa Tomlinson’s Senate bid
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LGBTQ Atlantans raise $10,000 for Teresa Tomlinson’s Senate bid

Teresa Tomlinson’s race to unseat David Perdue in the U.S. Senate got a boost from several LGBTQ donors at a Midtown Atlanta fundraiser.    READ MORE »

Jon Ossoff pledges ‘unwavering’ LGBTQ support in Senate
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Jon Ossoff pledges ‘unwavering’ LGBTQ support in Senate

Former U.S. House candidate Jon Ossoff called David Perdue’s outsider persona “a joke” as he launched his campaign to unseat the U.S. senator.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist loses race for Fulton commission

Gay civic activist loses race for Fulton commission

Delta flight attendant Rafer Johnson lost his quest to become Fulton County’s sole LGBTQ commissioner and its first-ever openly LGBTQ male member.    READ MORE »

 
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