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Nonbinary activist Bentley Hudgins runs for state House

If anyone is up to filling the big shoes of former District 90 state Reps. Stacey Abrams and Bee Nguyen, it just might be...

Everton Blair would be Georgia’s first gay schools superintendent

After becoming the youngest, first Black and first gay school board member in Gwinnett County, Everton Blair topped it to become chair. On Friday,...

Atlanta City Council member Matt Westmoreland comes out as LGBTQ

When swearing in of a new administration happens in the City of Atlanta on Monday, an unexpected fourth member of the newly elected City...

Gay Atlanta official tapped to serve in Biden Administration

Late last month, the Joe Biden administration appointed out Atlanta city official Reese McCranie to the position of senior advisor for the Office of Public Affairs...

Georgia Prisons settles with family of trans woman for $2.2 million

Amid an ongoing federal investigation into the way Georgia treats LGBTQ incarcerated people, the family of one transgender woman who died under guards’ noses...

Georgia Tech to pay family of slain LGBTQ student $1 million

The family of Georgia Tech Pride Alliance president Scout Schultz, slain by campus police in 2017, settled with the university this week. Tech officials...

Bakhtiari, Waites, Kamau wins make LGBTQ Atlanta history

Atlanta gets three openly LGBTQ City Council members in the New Year after Liliana Bakhtiari and Keisha Waites won their Tuesday runoffs. In South...

Atlanta perfect on LGBTQ equality for ninth straight year

The City of Atlanta once again earned a perfect-or-better score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index for 2021. Other Georgia cities made...

Augusta passes LGBTQ inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

On Monday, Augusta-Richmond County became the 14th municipality in Georgia to put a broad ordinance on the books protecting residents for discrimination by businesses...

Trans student assaulted during school in Cobb county

A transgender girl who recently transferred from the Macon School District to Pebblebrook High School in Cobb County was attacked last week. The district was...

LGBTQ candidate for Georgia lt. governor suspends campaign

Citing recent personal struggles and an abiding love for Georgia, one of two declared candidates to become the state’s first LGBTQ lieutenant governor backed...

Local LGBTQ candidates rack up election wins, fight on to runoffs

A gay former Atlanta City Councilmember will return to his post, the council may gain the first LGBTQ Muslim elected official in Georgia history,...

Atlanta HIV group launches Thrive 365 app to connect Black gay men

Advocacy group Thrive SS launches a new app this week for Black gay and bisexual men living with HIV in metro Atlanta. The "Thrive 365"...

HHS funds inject millions into Georgia’s HIV battle

The federal government awarded over $1 million to three Georgia health clinics last month to expand HIV prevention, treatment, outreach and care. The grants from the...

Georgia Equality endorses seven LGBTQ candidates in local races

Georgia Equality weighed in with endorsements in several municipal races as early voting continues and Election Day approaches on Nov. 2. The endorsements also...

Chamblee official to become city’s first LGBTQ mayor

Chamblee City Councilmember Brian Mock is running unopposed in his race for mayor. Even before Election Day, that secures his spot in history as...

LGBTQ inmates still in peril as DOJ revives Georgia prisons investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice last month renewed an investigation into whether Georgia prisons protect LGBTQ inmates from sexual abuse by staff and other...

Emory gives lifetime achievement award to Atlanta HIV ‘hero’

The Emory Center for AIDS Research honored Atlanta HIV groundbreaker Melanie Thompson as its first-ever lifetime achievement award recipient. CFAR also established an annual lectureship...

Citing city mismanagement, HIV agency threatens to end housing contract

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said in an Oct. 4 press release that ending homelessness is one of her administration’s “top priorities.” But one of...

Black LGBTQ Georgia officials join new ‘Good Trouble’ coalition

Four Georgia leaders are among roughly 40 others invited to the first national coalition of Black LGBTQ elected officials. The Good Trouble Network seeks to advance...
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