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Georgia lawmaker unleashes anti-trans rant at LGBTQ city official

Georgia lawmaker unleashes anti-trans rant at LGBTQ city official

A lawmaker from Lithonia allegedly made anti-trans comments to Doraville City Councilmember Stephe Koontz at the State Capitol on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate passes anti-LGBTQ college ‘free speech’ bill

Georgia Senate passes anti-LGBTQ college ‘free speech’ bill

The Georgia Senate advanced a bill banning "free speech zones" on college campuses despite concerns that it authorizes discrimination.    READ MORE »

U.S. House candidate in Atlanta compares gays to pedophiles

U.S. House candidate in Atlanta compares gays to pedophiles

A former reality star pardoned by President Trump compared LGBTQ people to pedophiles as she qualified to run for Congress in Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Two anti-LGBTQ lawmakers retiring from Georgia legislature

Two anti-LGBTQ lawmakers retiring from Georgia legislature

Two voices behind some of the most virulently anti-LGTBQ legislation of recent years won't seek re-election to the Georgia Senate.    READ MORE »

‘Free speech’ bill discriminates against LGBTQ students, critics say

‘Free speech’ bill discriminates against LGBTQ students, critics say

The state university system, lawmakers and non-profits said a bill to "expand free speech" on college campuses can lead to discrimination.    READ MORE »

Gay civic activist enters state House race in Atlanta

Gay civic activist enters state House race in Atlanta

Josh McNair is running for the House District 56 seat in Atlanta to pass a hate crimes law, decriminalize HIV and fight anti-LGBTQ adoption bills.    READ MORE »

Georgia Senate committee passes anti-LGBTQ ‘free speech’ bill

Georgia Senate committee passes anti-LGBTQ ‘free speech’ bill

A Georgia Senate committee advanced a bill that bans “free speech zones” on college campuses despite the University System of Georgia’s objections that the measure could lead to discrimination.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker targets doctors with ‘trans panic’ bill

Georgia lawmaker targets doctors with ‘trans panic’ bill

Medical professionals who provide hormone treatments or perform gender affirmation surgery on minors could go to prison for up to 10 years if a new bill filed Thursday becomes Georgia law.    READ MORE »

Georgia House honors Gwinnett School Board’s first LGBTQ member

Georgia House honors Gwinnett School Board’s first LGBTQ member

State lawmakers honored “remarkable and distinguished Georgian” Everton Blair with a proclamation at the Gold Dome on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Georgia House committee passes HIV decriminalization bill

Georgia House committee passes HIV decriminalization bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on a Georgia House committee unanimously advanced a bill on Tuesday that would modernize the state’s HIV laws.    READ MORE »

Johns Creek passes LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

Johns Creek passes LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

The Johns Creek City Council adopted an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes ordinance on Monday that went into effect immediately.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker’s bill provides ‘right to discriminate,’ critic says

Georgia lawmaker’s bill provides ‘right to discriminate,’ critic says

State Sen. William Ligon wants to ban "free speech zones" on college campuses, and advocates warn it would allow discrimination against LGBTQ students.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ groups bash judge’s confirmation to Atlanta-based court
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LGBTQ groups bash judge’s confirmation to Atlanta-based court

The U.S. Senate confirmed anti-LGBTQ Judge Andrew Brasher to Atlanta’s 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, giving him a lifetime appointment on a powerful court that frequently addresses LGBTQ issues.    READ MORE »

Bi former lawmaker racks up endorsements in Gwinnett chair race

Bi former lawmaker racks up endorsements in Gwinnett chair race

Several elected officials and leaders across the state – including three LGBTQ city councilmembers – endorsed Curt Thompson in his race to become the next Gwinnett County Commission chair.    READ MORE »

Former Georgia ACLU leader jumps into U.S. Senate race

Former Georgia ACLU leader jumps into U.S. Senate race

Maya Dillard Smith said she’s running for U.S. Senate in part to fight for LGBTQ rights, and she apologized for a transphobic video she made four years ago.    READ MORE »

Medical professionals in Georgia slam anti-transgender bill

Medical professionals in Georgia slam anti-transgender bill

A group of six psychologists, nurses and doctors in Georgia joined nearly 300 others across the South to sign a letter “strongly opposing” legislation that makes it a felony to give hormone treatment or perform gender affirmation surgery on transgender minors.    READ MORE »

Anti-Defamation League knocks ‘immoral’ LGBTQ adoption ban
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Anti-Defamation League knocks ‘immoral’ LGBTQ adoption ban

The Anti-Defamation League said a bill that would allow faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples would also discriminate against Jewish people.    READ MORE »

Stacey Evans doubles Alex Wan in fundraising for state House race

Stacey Evans doubles Alex Wan in fundraising for state House race

Former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Evans raised $100,000 and jumped out to a sizeable fundraising lead over two LGBTQ candidates in a state House race in metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Republican lawmaker pushes to decriminalize HIV in Georgia

Republican lawmaker pushes to decriminalize HIV in Georgia

An influential Republican lawmaker in the Georgia House wants to modernize the state’s HIV laws, which activists have criticized as outdated and said stigmatize people living with HIV.    READ MORE »

Mike Bloomberg hires gay Atlanta man to run Georgia campaign

Mike Bloomberg hires gay Atlanta man to run Georgia campaign

Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg opened his first Georgia office and launched his LGBTQ platform in Midtown earlier this month.    READ MORE »

 
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