Politics

Five frontrunners for Atlanta mayor talk LGBTQ issues

With less than two months before Atlanta elects a new mayor, LGBTQ and allied voters face a crucial decision about who leads the city...

Fulton library renamed for LGBTQ pioneer Joan Garner

Beloved community organizer and former Fulton County Commissioner Joan Garner was immortalized on Monday with the renaming of the Ponce de Leon Library in...

LGBTQ corporate trainer takes on incumbent for city council

One of 11 openly LGBTQ candidates running for Atlanta City Council in November, corporate trainer and neighborhood advocate Jason Hudgins is the sole challenger...

Democratic socialist wants to be South Fulton’s first LGBTQ mayor

South Fulton’s first LGBTQ city councilmember wants to become its first LGBTQ mayor. Khalid Kamau said it would mean more to happen in what...

Midtown city council seat opens up, two LGBTQ candidates qualify

In a last-minute scramble, former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan and small business owner Courtney DeDi will square off for an open Atlanta City...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gay attorney jumps into crowded Atlanta City Council race

Brandon Goldberg is stepping up for his first run for public office after years of Democratic Party activism. The gay attorney, 35, joined a growing...
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