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Kim Jackson takes office as Georgia’s first LGBTQ state senator

Rev. Kim Jackson made it official on Monday as she was sworn into office and became the first LGBTQ state senator in Georgia history. Jackson...

LGBTQ lawmakers set priorities for Georgia’s legislative session

When the Georgia legislature gaveled into its 2021 session on Monday at the Gold Dome, a record number of LGBTQ lawmakers swore their oaths...

LGBTQ support helped fuel historic wins by Ossoff, Warnock

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock swept the U.S. Senate runoffs on Tuesday with campaigns that embraced LGBTQ equality issues in ways never seen before...

What are the top LGBTQ priorities for Georgia’s new legislative session?

When legislators return to the State Capitol next week, they’ll face a historic first in Georgia – seven LGBTQ lawmakers. Join us Friday for...

LGBTQ advocates fight to ban conversion therapy in Georgia

LGBTQ advocates are renewing a push to make Georgia first in the South to ban conversion therapy. They hope to add the state to...

LGBTQ runoff consequences extend far beyond Election Day

Tuesday’s runoff elections for Georgia's two U.S. Senate seats impact LGBTQ people with life-changing potential hinging on the outcomes. That's according to LGBTQ Atlantans...

LGBTQ people, ‘equality voters’ overwhelmingly supported Biden

This story was originally published by The 19th An overwhelming majority of LGBTQ+ people and voters who support them cast their vote for President-elect Joe...

Jon Ossoff taps talents of diverse set of LGBTQ staffers

With a week until the final day of voting in Georgia’s runoff elections for the U.S. Senate, nine LGBTQ staffers on Democrat Jon Ossoff's campaign...

Join us live: What the U.S. Senate runoffs mean for LGBTQ equality

With just days remaining in two critical runoffs for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, an unprecedented effort is unfolding to turn out LGBTQ and...

Jon Ossoff: I’ll defend LGBTQ equality with everything I’ve got

Jon Ossoff made a powerful pitch to LGBTQ supporters on Wednesday, pledging to vote for the Equality Act, defend marriage equality and adoption rights,...

Warnock campaign runs deep with LGBTQ staff and volunteers

As the runoff for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats reaches fever pitch, Raphael Warnock’s team relies on LGBTQ people in key roles to take...

LGBTQ people making a difference in Senate runoffs

Ever wondered how Georgia Equality’s local office pulls off a year-round effort that stretches well beyond the legislature and the confines of metro Atlanta?...

Raphael Warnock names LGBTQ advisors for Senate runoff

Raphael Warnock is assembling an advisory council of two-dozen LGBTQ elected officials, activists and grassroots organizers to help carry his U.S. Senate campaign “over...

Georgia Democrats make push for LGBTQ voters in Senate runoffs

Georgia Democrats touted inclusion and support from a diverse coalition – including LGBTQ voters and community leaders – as early voting opened this week...

16 electors cement Joe Biden’s win in Georgia

With just eight words – “I cast my ballot for President Joe Biden” – a group of 16 electors, including the state’s first openly...
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Swinging Richards dancers tease voters to ‘get your pole to the polls’

In a playful but informative video released Wednesday, dancers from gay Atlanta's strip club use sex appeal to encourage Georgia voters to "Swing the...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler donates to two anti-LGBTQ groups in Georgia

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler – locked in a tight runoff election – donated a chunk of her Senate salary to at least two anti-LGBTQ...

Dear Mr. President: Top 10 LGBTQ legal priorities for Joe Biden

Lambda Legal, an organization dedicated to championing HIV and LGBTQ court cases around the country, spent much of the last four years filing federal...

Critics knock new Georgia ‘free speech’ bill as anti-LGBTQ

A state lawmaker from Fayetteville proposed a bill that critics said could be used as a “sword for discrimination” against LGBTQ students in Georgia. State...

Georgia’s 16 Democratic electors include LGBTQ advocate

Cathy Woolard – a former mayoral candidate and longtime LGBTQ political strategist – is among the 16 Democratic power brokers who will cast Georgia’s...
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