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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...

Bills attacking transgender athletes stall in Georgia legislature

Four anti-transgender bills – including three targeting student-athletes – stalled this week at the Gold Dome after failing to meet a key deadline, meaning...

Georgia Senate passes bill to modernize state’s HIV laws

The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to modernize the state’s HIV laws on Monday. The bipartisan show of support impressed HIV activists fighting...

New Fulton sheriff to appoint first LGBTQ liaison

Fulton Sheriff Pat Labat, who took office in January, is creating the agency's first-ever LGBTQ liaison and updating its training to better address LGBTQ...

Alex Wan to lead Fulton’s troubled elections board

Alex Wan – a longtime non-profit leader and the first gay man elected to the Atlanta City Council – now leads the board that...

Georgia Senate committee approves ban on trans athletes

A bill that bans transgender women from high school sports passed a Georgia Senate committee on Wednesday, becoming the fastest-moving of at least four...

LGBTQ lawmaker, police clash during Capitol voting bills protest

This story was originally published by the Georgia Recorder. A group of Democratic lawmakers staged a sit-in at the state Capitol after Democratic Rep. Park...

Gay lawmaker wants to ban conversion therapy for minors

A gay Brookhaven lawmaker filed legislation that would make Georgia the first state in the South to ban conversion therapy for minors. Meanwhile, a...

‘True Georgia values’ guided LGBTQ aide to Capitol

Kip Dunlap came by his interest in politics and liberal leanings naturally. The Georgia native credits his parents with the spark that led him...

LGBTQ Atlantans push to ‘free Stone Mountain from the Confederacy’

LGBTQ activists, lawmakers and other elected officials are speaking out, launching organizations and backing legislation to rid Georgia of its Confederate symbols — including...

Georgia health agency wants to expand PrEP pilot program

The Georgia Department of Public Health wants $230,000 written into the state budget. The funds would expand a pilot program providing PrEP to those...
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