Politics

Gay civic activist launches campaign for Atlanta City Council

A gay business consultant and real estate agent jumped into a crowded race to unseat an incumbent on the Atlanta City Council.  Jereme Sharpe joins...

Emory scientist wants to be Tucker’s first LGBTQ city councilmember

An Emory University research scientist wants to make history twice by being the first Black and first LGBTQ member of the Tucker City Council. Imani...

LGBTQ mayoral candidate’s vehicle stolen in Atlanta

Atlanta City Council member Antonio Brown – running to become the city’s first LGBTQ mayor – had his sport utility vehicle stolen and was...

LGBTQ activist jumps into Atlanta City Council race

A queer community organizer with a record of advocating for criminal justice reform and fighting the HIV epidemic launched his election for Atlanta City...

Meet the Georgia businesses that fund anti-transgender lawmakers

Some of the most revered brands in Georgia ­– including corporations, law firms, a pro sports team and a brewery – donated cash to...

Antonio Brown launches bid to become Atlanta’s first LGBTQ mayor

Atlanta City Council member Antonio Brown formally announced his campaign for mayor on Friday, launching an effort that if successful would make him the...

Mayoral candidate Felicia Moore greets LGBTQ supporters

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore made a campaign stop at X Midtown on Wednesday to shore up LGBTQ support and raise funds in...

Georgia House Speaker criticizes bills attacking trans athletes

House Speaker David Ralston called anti-transgender bills introduced by his Republican colleagues this year “a solution in search of a problem.” Ralston, who represents House...

HIV decriminalization stumbles in Georgia but advocates remain hopeful

A bill reforming Georgia’s outdated HIV laws gained bipartisan support in a hyper-partisan atmosphere and came close to final passage during the legislative session this...

LGBTQ lawmaker announces historic run for Georgia office

State Rep. Matthew Wilson officially launched a historic run for Georgia insurance commissioner today. A win in November 2022 would make him the first...

NCAA warns Georgia against banning transgender athletes

The NCAA issued a firm warning to Georgia and other states considering banning transgender students from sports – discriminate against them and risk losing...

Fulton prosecutor closes criminal case against LGBTQ lawmaker

State Rep. Park Cannon – no longer facing two felony charges after her arrest last month – went on the offensive Thursday, blasting Gov....

Queer Georgia lawmaker speaks out about ‘painful’ arrest

State police officers who arrested Rep. Park Cannon for knocking on the governor’s office door said they feared she was leading an insurrection like...

LGBTQ lawmaker arrested, dragged from State Capitol

Georgia state troopers arrested and forcibly removed state Rep. Park Cannon from the Gold Dome Thursday as she interrupted Gov. Brian Kemp during the...

New Gwinnett sheriff appoints first-ever LGBTQ liaison

Gwinnett Sheriff Keybo Taylor set his sights on diversifying the agency's command staff when he took office as the county's first-ever Black sheriff. He...

Jody Hice brings anti-LGBTQ baggage to Georgia secretary of state race

U.S. Rep. Jody Hice – a Republican who spent years trolling LGBTQ people from the halls of Congress – is coming home for an...

LGBTQ lawmakers denounce Atlanta spa killings: ‘Stop the hate’

Two LGBTQ Asian American lawmakers joined a diverse array of colleagues at the State Capitol on Thursday to condemn a hate-filled shooting spree in...

DeKalb County sheriff considers adding LGBTQ liaison

DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said she takes the treatment of LGBTQ employees and people detained at the county jail seriously. For her, it's...

Life of service guides ‘salty unionist’ to state Capitol

James Parker Sheffield became obsessed with politics and Atlanta’s role in it at the ripe old age of 8. Some 33 years later, he...

New Cobb sheriff pledges to protect inmates with HIV

Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens will explore adding the agency’s first-ever LGBTQ liaison and vowed to protect all people being held at the county’s...
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