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Gay veteran jumps into race for Atlanta City Council president

U.S. Army veteran Mike Russell “went through a lot of hell” as a gay man under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. But...

LGBTQ former lawmaker Keisha Waites runs for Atlanta City Council

A former state legislator is now one of eight LGBTQ candidates in the November races for Atlanta City Council. Former state Rep. Keisha Waites...

Gay political strategist launches run for Georgia lt. governor

Democratic strategist, author and entrepreneur Kolbey Gardner wants to become the first openly gay lieutenant governor of Georgia. Gardner, 30, said that elected officials in...

Meet the nonbinary Athens commissioner pushing ‘real transformation’

Jesse Houle turned years of activism into a spot on the Athens-Clarke County Commission last year. Then they quickly got to work on a...

Decatur requires city vendors to have non-discrimination policy

The City of Decatur will no longer do business with any vendor that doesn't have an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy. The Decatur City Commission unanimously approved...

Gay educator launches Atlanta school board run

A gay Atlanta man with 30 years of experience in public education wants to become the Atlanta Board of Education's only openly LGBTQ member. Stephen...

Athens adopts broad LGBTQ nondiscrimination policy

The Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously passed a sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination policy last week and laid the groundwork for the creation of a human rights...

Las Margaritas engulfed in flames, pledges to rebuild

Eyewitness photos and video lit up Atlanta’s LGBTQ online networks on Monday evening with reports that “Las Margaritas is on fire.” Fire fighters put out...

Political pundit Robin Biro wants to be Tucker’s first LGBTQ mayor

Real estate consultant, political strategist and retired U.S. Army ranger Robin Biro is taking his years of Democratic Party activism to the ballot and...

Athens, Columbus near passage of broad LGBTQ protections

Two of Georgia’s six largest cities stand poised to adopt sweeping LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, bringing protections to some 300,000 more residents. But a similar effort...

LGBTQ bartender stabbed, killed walking dog in Piedmont Park

A 40-year-old LGBTQ woman and bartender at a popular Midtown restaurant was stabbed and killed early Wednesday as she walked her dog in Piedmont...

Chamblee official running to become city’s first LGBTQ mayor

Chamblee City Councilmember Brian Mock launched his campaign for mayor this week backed with the endorsement of the outgoing mayor and primed to make...

Antonio Brown wants to fix HIV housing, create LGBTQ center as mayor

Councilmember Antonio Brown – the only LGBTQ candidate in the Atlanta mayoral race – wants to cut new HIV rates and deaths by nearly...

Gay neighborhood activist jumps into Atlanta City Council race

A gay neighborhood activist wants to unseat a longtime incumbent on the Atlanta City Council and address affordable housing, infrastructure and the city’s housing...

Queer community organizer tops Atlanta City Council race fundraising

A queer Muslim community organizer raised the most money so far in a crowded race for the District 5 seat on the Atlanta City...

Two Atlanta nonprofits get $100,000 each to combat HIV

Two Atlanta agencies focused on HIV among Black LGBTQ people will use new $100,000 grants to combat the disease through the pulpit and prevention...

Warnock mourns ‘pain and loss’ of anti-transgender violence

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock celebrated Pride Month with LGBTQ supporters in Georiga and called for an end to violence against transgender people, more resources...

New billboard in Atlanta puts trans youth in spotlight

For the third time this year, Atlanta is home to a billboard raising awareness of transgender issues. The FOLX Health campaign focuses on trans...

Queer teacher launches campaign for Atlanta City Council

A queer educator is making her first run for public office, hoping to succeed a longtime incumbent on the Atlanta City Council and focus...

Trans women sue to overturn Georgia Medicaid ban on surgery

Two transgender women are suing to end the state’s ban on gender-affirming healthcare in the Georgia Medicaid program, an exclusion they argue is unconstitutional...
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