Politics

Georgia lawmakers avert HIV crisis with millions in new funding

Georgia lawmakers pumped an additional $15.44 million into a program for low-income people living with HIV, preventing a crisis that could have created a...

Georgia lawmaker targets doctors who help transgender children

A Georgia lawmaker who compared transgender people to moose introduced legislation that would imprison doctors who provide gender-affirming care to trans youth.  The bill from...

LGBTQ liaison blazes trails under the Gold Dome

Much has changed for the better since state Rep. Park Cannon first made Jennifer Barnes-Balenciaga her LGBTQ liaison – a unique role at the...

Georgia lawmaker issues ‘devastating’ second attack on trans athletes

A Georgia lawmaker wants to ban transgender athletes from competing in any local school system.  It's the second effort targeting trans youth introduced in...

Republican lawmaker wants to modernize Georgia’s HIV laws

A Republican state lawmaker leads a bipartisan effort to modernize the state’s HIV laws, which critics say aren’t rooted in science and stigmatize people...

Moore vows to address Atlanta’s HIV housing problems as mayor

Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore said she will make the city’s beleaguered HIV housing program and combatting high HIV rates her top LGBTQ...

Capitol inclusivity is integral to LGBTQ Senate staffer’s experience

Kris Brown learned a lot running political campaigns, but identifying as queer was their first foray into political awareness. It's a path that now...

Opponents denounce bill targeting trans youth in Georgia

Parents of transgender students, LGBTQ advocates and Democratic lawmakers spoke out Tuesday against legislation that would ban trans athletes from women’s sports in high...

Anti-trans bill ‘has wheels’ with anti-LGBTQ lawmakers in Georgia

When Republican lawmakers stood in the Georgia Capitol last week to introduce a bill targeting transgender women, they framed it as an effort to...

Advocates call for LGBTQ action against ‘insidious’ voting bills

After a long election cycle that included record turnout, accusations of malfeasance, two consequential runoffs and a bluer Georgia, LGBTQ advocates have one message:...

Georgia lawmaker wants to ban trans athletes from women’s sports

A Georgia lawmaker wants to ban transgender women from competing in sports at public and private schools and colleges. His new bill is the...

Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks transgender people

As U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faces a national backlash for her incendiary social media posts, the Georgia lawmaker went on the offensive by...

LGBTQ staffer makes a difference under the Gold Dome

For Matthew Yarbrough, piecing together a career under the Gold Dome is about a persistent passion for politics. It’s definitely not about permanence. “If you...

Join us live: LGBTQ advocates fighting voter suppression in Georgia

Georgians may face a raft of new voting restrictions as Republican lawmakers respond to the state turning politically blue. Join us Friday for a...

Cathy Woolard takes a pass on Atlanta mayor’s race

Cathy Woolard – the first openly gay elected official in Georgia who placed third in the 2017 Atlanta mayor’s race – won’t be the...

Felicia Moore launches campaign for Atlanta mayor

City Council President Felicia Moore – arguing that Atlanta faces a “critical juncture” – launched her campaign for mayor on Thursday. She hopes to...

Georgia remains on lowest rung of states lacking ‘basic equality’

Georgia joined 25 other states in the Human Rights Campaign’s lowest-rated category on the group’s annual State Equality Index. The state-by-state report for 2020 looks at...

Everton Blair elected first-ever LGBTQ school board chair in Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County school board unanimously elected Everton Blair as chair on Thursday, making history by choosing its first Black and gay member to...

Three Atlanta area LGBTQ lawmakers tapped for leadership posts

LGBTQ lawmakers now chair the legislative delegations in two of Georgia’s biggest counties, while a third lawmaker joined the leadership of state House Democrats. Their...

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...
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