Kevin Robison won't call it retirement. But the longtime artistic director of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus is stepping down, bringing his 10-year tenure to an end after a popular holiday concert this weekend.
About to embark on his third campaign, De'Andre Pickett faced a difficult decision: Run as his 'authentic self' and embrace a campaign that could make LGBT history. Or avoid the issue as he had in the past.
Just call Jeff Graham the head of the LGBT Super Voter brigade. Through his nearly decade as executive director of Georgia Equality and years of HIV activism before that, Graham knows elections and LGBT voters.
Through 10 years as Fulton County Commission chair, John Eaves built a lengthy track record on LGBT issues and developed support among gay voters. Now, he's pointing to that record as he runs for Atlanta mayor.
Kwanza Hall, whose City Council district includes Midtown and several intown neighborhoods with large LGBT populations, said there's still progress to be done on LGBT issues – work he wants to continue as Atlanta mayor.
Ceasar Mitchell has called for the defeat of anti-LGBT legislation, tweaked North Carolina for its anti-trans law and enjoyed LGBT support on his path to winning office as City Council president. Now he wants to continue his work on LGBT issues as Atlanta's next mayor.
Vincent Fort has been fighting for LGBT and progressive causes for two decades in the Georgia Senate. Now he wants to take that advocacy – and his vision for the city – to City Hall as Atlanta's next mayor.
Peter Aman has twice helped run the City of Atlanta. Now he wants the top job and as mayor said he would 'support and protect' LGBT people and use the bully pulpit of the office to address HIV and transgender issues.
Keisha Lance Bottoms makes a pretty simple pitch for becoming Atlanta's next mayor. The two-term City Council member says she wants to continue her work of making the city a better place for all of its residents.
Mary Norwood wants to be Atlanta's next mayor. The seemingly indefatigable City Council member is running a second time, buoyed by what she describes as a groundswell of support from a diverse coalition that includes LGBT people, black voters, Republicans, Democrats and Independents.