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Georgia House passes ‘historic’ hate crimes bill

Georgia House passes ‘historic’ hate crimes bill

A hate crimes bill that would protect people based on sexual orientation cleared a major hurdle on Thursday by passing in the Georgia House.    READ MORE »

Gay lawmaker wants to ban conversion therapy in Georgia

Gay lawmaker wants to ban conversion therapy in Georgia

A broad coalition of local and national groups is backing an effort by a gay lawmaker to ban conversion therapy for minors in Georgia.    READ MORE »

Evangelical groups help stall Georgia hate crimes bill

Evangelical groups help stall Georgia hate crimes bill

A bipartisan effort to bring a hate crimes law to Georgia is reportedly being held up by evangelical opponents, who claim the legislation would lead to the arrest of anti-gay pastors.    READ MORE »

Anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bill stalls in state Senate committee

Anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bill stalls in state Senate committee

The chances of an anti-LGBTQ 'religious freedom' bill passing this year dimmed as the bill’s sponsor delayed a scheduled hearing at the last minute.    READ MORE »

Georgia House passes PrEP bill to tackle HIV epidemic

Georgia House passes PrEP bill to tackle HIV epidemic

A bill that would create a three-year pilot program to provide free PrEP medication to those at high risk of contracting HIV passed overwhelmingly in the Georgia House on Friday.    READ MORE »

Bisexual man makes historic run for U.S. House seat in Georgia

Bisexual man makes historic run for U.S. House seat in Georgia

Entrepreneur Antwon Stephens hopes to overcome the odds by beating a four-term Republican in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District race taking place next November.    READ MORE »

‘Shameful’ anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bill filed in Georgia Senate

‘Shameful’ anti-LGBTQ ‘religious freedom’ bill filed in Georgia Senate

A relatively quiet year for anti-LGBTQ legislation was upended on Wednesday when an anti-LGBTQ “religious freedom” bill was introduced in the Georgia Senate.    READ MORE »

Jennifer Barnes Balenciaga, from ballrooms to the halls of power
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Jennifer Barnes Balenciaga, from ballrooms to the halls of power

Serving legislative realness and delivering a mean vogue come in one package for this Atlanta trans woman, HIV activist and LGBTQ liaison at the Georgia State Capitol.    READ MORE »

Georgia House OKs needle exchange bill to fight HIV

Georgia House OKs needle exchange bill to fight HIV

A bill creating a needle exchange program to help reduce HIV rates in Georgia passed comfortably in the House on Monday.    READ MORE »

Georgia House committee passes hate crimes bill

Georgia House committee passes hate crimes bill

A hate crimes bill that would protect people based on sexual orientation and gender was approved by a Republican-led committee in the Georgia House on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Stacey Abrams heads to San Francisco for lesbian fundraiser

Stacey Abrams heads to San Francisco for lesbian fundraiser

Stacey Abrams is heading to the Castro on Thursday for a fundraiser hosted by a group of lesbian leaders in the technology, political and nonprofit worlds.    READ MORE »

Judge puts gay Atlanta City Council candidate back on ballot

Judge puts gay Atlanta City Council candidate back on ballot

A Fulton County judge reversed a decision by Atlanta’s top elections official to keep a gay longtime City Hall watchdog from running for Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »

Republican lawmaker files hate crimes bill for Georgia

Republican lawmaker files hate crimes bill for Georgia

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers have signed on to a measure that would take Georgia off the list of the five states in the nation without a hate crimes law.    READ MORE »

Two bills tackling HIV epidemic move forward in Georgia House

Two bills tackling HIV epidemic move forward in Georgia House

A pair of bills from Republican lawmakers that would address Georgia’s worst-in-the-nation HIV epidemic advanced in the Georgia House on Tuesday.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker wants free PrEP program to fight HIV

Georgia lawmaker wants free PrEP program to fight HIV

A bill that would provide free PrEP medication to those at a high risk of contracting HIV may soon see a vote by the full Georgia House.    READ MORE »

Gay candidate disqualified from Atlanta City Council race

Gay candidate disqualified from Atlanta City Council race

A gay longtime City Hall watchdog will appeal a decision by Atlanta’s top elections official to disqualify him from a race for Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »

Georgia lawmaker wants to make best HIV meds more accessible

Georgia lawmaker wants to make best HIV meds more accessible

A bill that would make it easier for HIV-positive Medicaid recipients to receive the most effective medications may soon see a vote by the full Georgia House.    READ MORE »

Lawmaker wants to modernize HIV instruction in Georgia schools

Lawmaker wants to modernize HIV instruction in Georgia schools

State Rep. Jasmine Clark’s first order of business as a lawmaker was to introduce a bill that would ensure Georgia’s K-12 students receive accurate information about HIV during sex-ed classes.    READ MORE »

Gay candidate could be booted from Atlanta City Council race

Gay candidate could be booted from Atlanta City Council race

Atlanta’s top elections official is challenging the residency of a gay longtime City Hall watchdog who is running for Atlanta City Council.    READ MORE »

Gay metro Atlanta lawmaker considers run for U.S. House

Gay metro Atlanta lawmaker considers run for U.S. House

The first openly gay man elected to the Georgia legislature will wait until the legislative session is over to decide if he wants to try being the first openly gay member of Congress from the state.    READ MORE »

 
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