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Republican lawmaker in the Georgia House wants to modernize the state’s HIV laws, which activists have criticized as outdated and said stigmatize people living with HIV.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

Georgia business groups slam anti-LGBTQ adoption bill
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Georgia business groups slam anti-LGBTQ adoption bill

Two of the most influential business groups in Georgia said a bill that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples “sanctions discrimination.”    READ MORE »

Buttigieg leads Democrats in Georgia fundraising
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Buttigieg leads Democrats in Georgia fundraising

Pete Buttigieg led the Democratic presidential field in 2019 fundraising in Georgia with over $750,000, according to Georgia Public Broadcasting.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker introduces LGBTQ adoption, foster care ban

Georgia lawmaker introduces LGBTQ adoption, foster care ban

Sen. Marty Harbin filed a bill that would allow adoption and foster care agencies in Georgia to refuse to place children with LGBTQ couples.    READ MORE »

HRC endorses ‘steadfast ally’ Lucy McBath in U.S. House race
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HRC endorses ‘steadfast ally’ Lucy McBath in U.S. House race

The Human Rights Campaign is backing “pro-equality champion” Lucy McBath in her rematch against Karen Handel in a U.S. House race in metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »

Georgia knocked for lacking ‘basic equality’ for LGBTQ residents
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Georgia knocked for lacking ‘basic equality’ for LGBTQ residents

Georgia was one of 28 states that landed in the lowest-rated category of the Human Rights Campaign’s annual State Equality Index.    READ MORE »

Gay city councilmember named mayor pro tem in Chamblee
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Gay city councilmember named mayor pro tem in Chamblee

The Chamblee City Council unanimously selected City Councilmember Brian Mock as mayor pro-tem, the second LGBTQ official to be picked for such a post in recent weeks.    READ MORE »

Columbus ‘aggressively’ seeking LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy
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Columbus ‘aggressively’ seeking LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

Columbus officials — including a Republican city councilmember — are laying the groundwork to become the latest city in Georgia to adopt broad LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.    READ MORE »

Alex Wan endorsed by Victory Fund in state House race
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Alex Wan endorsed by Victory Fund in state House race

Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan nabbed the endorsement of the Victory Fund in a competitive race to replace state Rep. Pat Gardner in House District 57.    READ MORE »

Meet the queer commissioner shaking up Athens-Clarke County
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Meet the queer commissioner shaking up Athens-Clarke County

Mariah Parker won a seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission by just 13 votes in 2018, and the queer activist and hip-hop artist doesn’t expect any challengers when she runs again in May.    READ MORE »

Georgia faith leaders call for LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

Georgia faith leaders call for LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

A prominent faith leader was among elected officials and other religious leaders who urged lawmakers in Georgia to join 46 other states across the U.S. and finally pass a hate crimes bill.    READ MORE »

Trans city council member named mayor pro tem in Doraville

Trans city council member named mayor pro tem in Doraville

The Doraville City Council unanimously selected City Councilmember Stephe Koontz as mayor pro-tem on Wednesday, further solidifying LGBTQ political representation in the city.    READ MORE »

Queer civic activist jumps into state House race in Atlanta

Queer civic activist jumps into state House race in Atlanta

Kyle Lamont launched a bid for the House District 57 seat in Atlanta, pitting him against a gay former Atlanta City Councilmember and a former gubernatorial candidate.    READ MORE »

Clarke School Board appoints first-ever openly LGBTQ member
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Clarke School Board appoints first-ever openly LGBTQ member

The Clarke County School Board named bisexual entrepreneur Antwon Stephens as its newest member, as the 23-year-old beat out four other candidates for the District 2 seat.    READ MORE »

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 »

 
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