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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 »

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Stadtlander part of Thursday school board debate

The races for mayor and the District 6 post on the Atlanta City Council may be grabbing most of the political bandwidth, but there is an interesting school board race brewing.    READ MORE »

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Gallegos seeks to end flap over lawsuit threat

Miguel Gallegos, sensing his campaign for the Atlanta City Council might be stepping off a cliff, took pains Tuesday to wrap a tourniquet around a wound festering since last week.    READ MORE »

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Kyle Keyser’s bungalow campaign fundraiser

Kyle Keyser, true to the grassroots activism that fueled his fight against crime and now his mayoral campaign, was at his house Saturday greeting guests, collecting donations and sticking on wristbands.    READ MORE »

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District 6: Ethics complaint, lawsuit threat, oh my

The District 6 race for the Atlanta City Council—already a hodgepodge of six candidates gay and straight—is heating up. There's an ethics complaint, campaign sniping and threats of a lawsuit.    READ MORE »

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Simone Bell makes state House race official

Lesbian and longtime community activist Simone Bell officially launched her campaign for the state House earlier this week in the heart of the district she hopes to soon represent.    READ MORE »

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Blow by blow: 48 hours to Keyser’s mayoral bid

How exactly did Kyle Keyser, the only gay man in the mayoral race, get the money to go from grassroots crime-fighting activist to full-fledged candidate in just two days?    READ MORE »

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Anne Fauver can’t be bothered with Eagle raid

About 20 gay folks crashed the Atlanta City Council's Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday to amplify the growing chorus of criticism over the police department's Sept. 10 raid of the Eagle.    READ MORE »

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Caesar Mitchell gets endorsement from gay GOP

Ceasar Mitchell picked up the endorsement of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, the second gay group to back his City Council president bid this week.    READ MORE »

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Georgia Equality endorses Borders for mayor

UPDATED | 1:13 p.m. Citing her track record on LGBT issues, Georgia Equality on Tuesday endorsed Lisa Borders for mayor. The group also backed Ceasar Mitchell for Atlanta City Council president.    READ MORE »

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Karla Drenner: Kasim Reed’s my man (for mayor)

State Rep. Karla Drenner, the only openly lesbian member of the Georgia General Assembly, has a new man. Figuratively, of course. Drenner endorsed Kasim Reed’s bid for mayor on Thursday.    READ MORE »

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Simone Bell steps up campaign for state House

Lesbian candidate Simone Bell is cranking up her campaign for the District 58 post in the Georgia House, picking up endorsements and readying for two upcoming fundraisers.    READ MORE »

Gay candidate Keyser qualifies for Mayor’s race

Kyle Keyser, the gay activist-turned-candidate for Mayor of Atlanta, has officially qualified for the race. He filed to run at City Hall on Friday (photo) after raising the $4,425 fee through online social networks.    READ MORE »

Gay activst Kyle Keyser runs for mayor

Community organizer and gay crime fighter Kyle Keyser is building on the anti-crime tempest he tapped into this year and now wants to take it to Atlanta City Hall.    READ MORE »

Two Atlanta candidates get Victory Fund nod

imageTwo gay candidates in metro Atlanta picked up endorsements from the Washington, D.C.-based Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund on Thursday.

Simone Bell (photo), a lesbian seeking the District 58 post in the state House, and Eric Morrow, a gay man running for the East Point City Council, were among eight new endorsements issued by the group. Bell and Morrow join three other gay candidates in metro Atlanta that also have the nod from the Victory Fund.

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Kevin Hudson drops out of East Point race

imageWhat's said in May can easily be retracted in August. That's the lesson Kevin Hudson offers this week.

The gay East Point resident dropped out of the race for the Ward A At-Large post on the council after saying in May he would run. Hudson was appointed to the council in May 2007 when the incumbent, Gregory Fann Sr., was suspended during an investigation over his use of city resources. Hudson served about two years and became the council's second openly gay member, joining Lance Rhodes.

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Mary Squires loves her marys

imageHey, girl. Mary Squires kicks off her campaign for state insurance commish on Thursday and her letter to supporters knows a thing or two about targeting.

Sure, she's a progressive candidate with equally progressive views on LGBT issues. (She was one of only 14 state senators in 2004 to vote against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage; she's also been courting gay votes this election cycle.)

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She quits. He quits. Everybody quits in Dist. 6

imageTo say that the District 6 race for the Atlanta City Council is a little odd is something of an understatement.

There are six candidates, a spread that includes three gay men, one straight guy and two straight women. Or put another way, a couple of white folks, an Asian, a Latin, a Buddhist and someone who attended high school in Kuwait. It's exactly the sort of diversity you'll find in the district that includes Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Morningside and portions of Druid Hills.

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