Politics

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...

DeKalb elections board nominee attacks trans official, LGBTQ people

A Republican nominee to the DeKalb County Elections Board said LGBTQ people live a “vile” and “pathetic lifestyle” and told an elected official she...

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....
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