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Meet Brian Kemp’s three LGBTQ appointments

Meet Brian Kemp’s three LGBTQ appointments

Gov. Brian Kemp (photo) has filled some 80 positions to state boards and criminal justice posts with a diverse slate of people, including at least three LGBTQ appointments.    READ MORE »

U.S. Senate candidate knocks Trump ‘shipwreck’ at Georgia Equality gala

U.S. Senate candidate knocks Trump ‘shipwreck’ at Georgia Equality gala

Teresa Tomlinson – the former Columbus mayor running for U.S. Senate – headlined a record-setting Evening for Equality, delivering a blistering critique of 'the lunacy and bigotry' of the Trump administration.    READ MORE »

Gay attorney jumps into state House race in Norcross

Gay attorney jumps into state House race in Norcross

Out attorney Marvin Lim wants to put his experience lobbying against anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bills at the state legislature to use – by becoming a state lawmaker.    READ MORE »

St. Simons lesbian wants rematch in state House race

St. Simons lesbian wants rematch in state House race

When Julie Jordan took on state Rep. Don Hogan in 2018, it was the first time in eight years that voters saw a Democrat in the race — in 2020, she wants them to see one in office.    READ MORE »

Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg storms Atlanta

Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg storms Atlanta

Pete Buttigieg said Georgia was “on the cusp of becoming a blue state” and that voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams from becoming governor.    READ MORE »

Gay veteran jumps into state House race in Savannah

Gay veteran jumps into state House race in Savannah

Political newcomer Mac Sims wants to become the next openly LGBTQ member of the Georgia legislature.    READ MORE »

Atlanta City Council approves $100,000 PrEP project

Atlanta City Council approves $100,000 PrEP project

The City of Atlanta and the Fulton County Board of Health have entered into an intergovernmental agreement to provide PrEP services to combat the city’s HIV crisis.    READ MORE »

Georgia Republicans embrace lesbians to oppose Equality Act

Georgia Republicans embrace lesbians to oppose Equality Act

The U.S. House passed the Equality Act on Friday, despite Georgia Republican representatives recruiting a new ally to fight the bill — anti-transgender lesbians.    READ MORE »

Teresa Tomlinson touts LGBTQ record in run for U.S. Senate

Teresa Tomlinson touts LGBTQ record in run for U.S. Senate

When former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson officially launched her campaign for U.S. Senate on May 1, it was a long time coming for the LGBTQ ally.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ lawmakers: Abortion ban a ‘death sentence’ for Georgia women

LGBTQ lawmakers: Abortion ban a ‘death sentence’ for Georgia women

LGBTQ lawmakers vowed to hold Gov. Brian Kemp accountable for signing an abortion ban into law, saying that he 'failed the women of Georgia.'    READ MORE »

Kemp signs bill creating PrEP trial program in Georgia

Kemp signs bill creating PrEP trial program in Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a package of healthcare bills into law, including one that creates a pilot program to provide PrEP to people at high risk of contracting HIV.    READ MORE »

Gay Chamblee official opens up about depression, suicide attempt

Gay Chamblee official opens up about depression, suicide attempt

A recent suicide in Chamblee prompted City Councilmember Brian Mock, one of Georgia’s few openly LGBTQ elected officials, to speak publicly about attempting suicide as a child and battling depression.    READ MORE »

Atlanta City Council swears in first black LGBTQ member

Atlanta City Council swears in first black LGBTQ member

Entrepreneur Antonio Brown took the oath of office on Monday, becoming the Atlanta City Council's first-ever black bisexual member and the only open LGBTQ person on the council.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker wants to decriminalize HIV

Georgia lawmaker wants to decriminalize HIV

A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill that would modernize Georgia’s HIV laws, which activists say are outdated and stigmatize people living with HIV.    READ MORE »

Chamblee passes extensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

Chamblee passes extensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The city of Chamblee joined a regionwide effort to make metro Atlanta a safe space for LGBTQ people by passing a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

LGBTQ entrepreneur scores upset win in Atlanta City Council race

LGBTQ entrepreneur scores upset win in Atlanta City Council race

Bisexual entrepreneur Antonio Brown pulled off a surprise victory in the District 3 Atlanta City Council race, becoming the first-ever black openly LGBTQ member of the council.    READ MORE »

Atlanta calls on state to ban ‘dangerous’ conversion therapy

Atlanta calls on state to ban ‘dangerous’ conversion therapy

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council sent a message to the state on Monday: end conversion therapy and the 'persecution and suffering' it brings to LGBTQ Georgians.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmakers close ‘historic session for LGBTQ rights’

Georgia lawmakers close ‘historic session for LGBTQ rights’

When the gavel fell late Tuesday, Georgia lawmakers ended a 2019 legislative session that saw successful efforts to fight the state’s HIV epidemic, the defeat of “religious freedom” legislation and a hate crimes bill go farther than it’s ever gone.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker says trans equality ‘nullifies women’

Georgia lawmaker says trans equality ‘nullifies women’

U.S. House Rep. Doug Collins joined other conservative lawmakers in denouncing a federal LGBTQ rights bill by claiming it hurts women.    READ MORE »

Clarkston passes sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

Clarkston passes sweeping LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance

The regionwide effort to make metro Atlanta a safe space for LGBTQ people continued with the passage of a sweeping nondiscrimination ordinance in Clarkston.    READ MORE »

 
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