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Nathan Deal even pisses off queer climbers

The anti-gay tone of Nathan Deal's GOP gubernatorial campaign has earned him a rebuke from a member of his own party. Now, he's even enraged a usually docile group of queer climbers.    READ MORE »

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How GA’s marriage ban plays into today’s runoff

As you head to the polls today–yes, there are like five of you that will vote in Tuesday's primary runoff–two gay political groups offer a few tips on which candidates to consider.    READ MORE »

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Sign-waving supporters to front of the line

If you practiced waving a sign during the marriage demonstration downtown on Saturday, or during the other rally three days earlier, Georgia Equality and Joan Garner want you and your skills Tuesday.    READ MORE »

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Handel, Deal go anti-gay to dismay of GOP voters

Here’s what we don’t get about the GOP runoff for governor: Nathan Deal and Karen Handel are dishing out anti-gay barbs like it's candy, but Republican voters say social issues aren’t important.    READ MORE »

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Lesbian v. lesbian in Tuesday’s Fulton runoff

One thing is for certain: After Tuesday’s runoff, the Fulton County Commission will get its first openly lesbian member. But whether it’s Keisha Waites or Joan Garner, well, that’s up to you the voter.    READ MORE »

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YouthPride hits back at Deal over anti-gay ads

The board president of YouthPride called on Nathan Deal to "stop lying" in his anti-gay attack ads aimed at Karen Handel, his opponent in Tuesday's GOP runoff for governor.    READ MORE »

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Deal whacks Handel on gay issues in new ad

With the polls showing a dead heat, Nathan Deal targeted a 30-second spot on Karen Handel and her past support for gay issues as they fight to become the most anti-gay (and win Tuesday's runoff).    READ MORE »

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GOP rep knocks Handel, Deal for ‘gay bashing’

While Georgia's two GOP candidates for governor denounced the Prop. 8 ruling on Wednesday, gay-friendly Republican state Rep. Mike Jacobs called on them to "cut out the gay bashing."    READ MORE »

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Handel, Deal lash out at Prop 8 ruling

Karen Handel struck back against a federal judge's ruling against California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban, while Georgia’s two other gubernatorial candidates also reacted to the case.    READ MORE »

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Updates: Norwood, arrests, cruisy death, HIV $

Mary Norwood admits it's over, the teens busted for beating a gay pastor charged as adults, N.J. sheriff halts cruising sting after Atlanta man's death, and dollar for dollar, four local HIV groups score big.    READ MORE »

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Fulton judge to Mary Norwood: You blew it

Mary Norwood's "Barack Obama and John McCain did it so I should be able to, too" legal strategy didn't impress a Fulton County judge on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

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Mary Norwood sues for Fulton ballot access

Mary Norwood, apparently bothered that attention shifted this week to candidates actually on the ballot, filed a lawsuit Thursday to continue her quixotic bid for the Fulton County Commission.    READ MORE »

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Two lesbians to compete in Fulton runoff

Two lesbians will face one another in a runoff for the District 6 post on the Fulton County Commission next month, after a slim 168 votes separated them in the primary election on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

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Garner’s Fulton bid enjoys gay support [photos]

It’s up to the voters now. But for Joan Garner, one of two lesbians seeking a seat on the Fulton County Commission, she hit the final days of her campaign with an impressive amount of LGBT support.    READ MORE »

Stonewall endorses, toasts its picks [photos]

The Atlanta Stonewall Democrats want to make it easy for you at the polls on Tuesday. They’ve got a list of endorsed candidates that they recently offered a public toast.    READ MORE »

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Karen Handel as an anti-gay cartoon character

Karen Handel, who's used a Sarah Palin endorsement and anti-gay screed to catapult into the lead for the GOP nomination for governor, has now turned into a cartoon character. How fitting.    READ MORE »

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Handel disses gay parents in anti-gay screed

Karen Handel, her conservative bona fides under fire for once being chatty with gay Republicans, took pains on Wednesday to stress that she’s just as anti-gay–if not more so–than her competitors.    READ MORE »

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Deal whacks Handel on gay issues—again

Nathan Deal whacked GOP gubernatorial rival Karen Handel on gay issues in a new TV ad, a day after he attacked her and the gay non-profit YouthPride in a campaign statement.    READ MORE »

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Mary Norwood loses Fulton campaign appeal

You can bet Mary Norwood won't miss another deadline anytime soon. The one she missed July 2 has now officially killed her campaign. At least until she sues.    READ MORE »

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Nathan Deal attacks YouthPride, Karen Handel

Nathan Deal, the ethically-challenged GOP Congressman, attacked both the gay group YouthPride and Karen Handel, one of his opponents in the Georgia governor’s race, on Monday.    READ MORE »

 
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