Category:  Politics

Borders gets donation from anti-gay pastor

Lisa Borders, among a trio of gay-friendly candidates at the top of the race to become Atlanta mayor, received contributions from an architect of the military's ban on gays and an anti-gay megachurch pastor.    READ MORE »

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Norwood gets donation from anti-gay Republican

Mary Norwood, a leading contender in a gay-friendly field for Atlanta mayor, received a contribution from a former Georgia attorney general who took his fight against gay rights to the U.S. Supreme Court.    READ MORE »

Simone Bell’s campaign cash advantage

Simone Bell, who could make LGBT electoral history on Tuesday, hit the final days of her state House campaign in strong shape. But gay activists say now is not the time to rest.    READ MORE »

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Johnny Sinclair ups list of gay candidates to 15

The number of LGBT candidates on the ballot now stands at 15, though as Johnny Sinclair seeks to reclaim his Marietta post he does so with personal financial problems playing out publicly as he campaigns.    READ MORE »

Alex Wan rallies supporters with block party

With just a handful of days left until Election Day, Alex Wan wanted to rally his supporters. What better way to do it than join the popular Sunday afternoon cocktail hour at Zocalo.    READ MORE »

Log Cabin backs three more in Atlanta races

The Georgia Log Cabin Republicans expanded its roster of endorsed candidates on Sunday, adding three gay candidates to its list of three others it's previously stamped with a seal of approval.    READ MORE »

Stonewall Dems toast their endorsed candidates

Tis the season for political endorsements, and Atlanta Stonewall Democrats celebrated theirs on Wednesday with candidates aplenty during an event in Midtown.    READ MORE »

Mayoral sniping catches gay leader in crosshairs

With the Atlanta mayoral race coming to a close, the sniping between candidates is on the rise. Caught in the crossfire is a gay assistant, Glen Paul Freedman, a longtime LGBT leader and activist.    READ MORE »

Kyle Keyser goes edgy in campaign commercial

With the edge you'd expect from Kyle Keyser, the anti-crime crusader and gay candidate for mayor released two videos touting him as the leader with one special interest–"the community."    READ MORE »

Georgia Equality backs five more for Nov. 3

In the race for public office, every little bit helps. So a plug from statewide gay rights group Georgia Equality can provide a nice boost in the home stretch of the campaign season.    READ MORE »

Adam Brackman scores a little progressive love

Adam Brackman has run the table with gay endorsements for his Atlanta City Council campaign. The gay candidate's getting a little love from the non-gay progressives, too.    READ MORE »

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Ever-inclusive Emory gives Kyle Keyser an invite

Kyle Keyser's quixotic mayoral campaign gets a boost Wednesday when he takes part in a mayoral debate—the first he's been allowed to join since announcing his candidacy.    READ MORE »

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Wan leads cash race for Atlanta’s District 6 post

Alex Wan outpaced his five opponents for the second consecutive quarter for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council, leaving him with a distinct cash advantage in the closing weeks of the campaign.    READ MORE »

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Alex Wan raises $32,000 in District 6 council race

Alex Wan, who led the field in fundraising for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council earlier this year, continued his aggressive efforts at raising cash, though contributions have slowed.    READ MORE »

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Number of gay candidates on Nov. 3 ballot hits 14

The list of openly gay candidates seeking office in metro Atlanta on the Nov. 3 ballot is up to 14 with the inclusion of a longtime Delta employee and a community activist and perennial candidate.    READ MORE »

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Georgia Equality sits out District 6 council race

Georgia Equality has endorsed 11 candidates in the current election cycle, including one for mayor and seven others for the Atlanta City Council. But it's sitting out the competitive District 6 race.    READ MORE »

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Two gay groups back Amir Farokhi’s council bid

If you wondered whether endorsements from Atlanta-based gay rights groups are coveted by candidates, take the case of Amir Farokhi's bid for the Atlanta City Council At-Large Post 2 seat.    READ MORE »

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Anne Fauver finally speaks out—about old taxis

Anne Fauver, who has yet to speak out publicly about the Sept. 10 police raid at the Eagle, did find an issue important enough for her to discuss with the public: Taxi cabs trolling Atlanta's streets.    READ MORE »

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Gay Dems back Reed, four gay candidates

A group of gay Democrats backed Kasim Reed's mayoral bid Friday, endorsing the former state senator along with four openly gay candidates in race across metro Atlanta.    READ MORE »

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Food, politics on menu in Atlanta’s District 6 race

The event was classic retail politics in a race that is anything but typical. So it goes on the campaign trail for the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »