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Gov. Kemp appoints gay lawmaker to 2020 Census task force

State Rep. Matthew Wilson was among the dozens of leaders that Gov. Brian Kemp appointed to a committee to ensure that all Georgia residents are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.    READ MORE »


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Sarah Riggs Amico backs Equality Act in U.S. Senate run

Sarah Riggs Amico bashed the Trump administration’s LGBTQ rights record in her quest to unseat David Perdue in the U.S. Senate.    READ MORE »


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Gay civic activist launches East Point City Council bid

Mike Herring wants to become the sole LGBTQ member and first LGBTQ person of color on the East Point City Council.    READ MORE »


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U.S. House candidate calls Atlanta drag queen an ‘abomination’

A candidate for a U.S. House seat in metro Atlanta said a Drag Queen Story Time event in Alpharetta was an “attack on our children."    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ lawmakers knock Brian Kemp on staff diversity

Georgia Democratic lawmakers called out Gov. Brian Kemp for having an all-white senior staff, saying his appointments “fall well short of collectively representing Georgia’s population.”    READ MORE »


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House candidate in Atlanta claims trans people ‘gender pretending’

A far-right conspiracy theorist with anti-transgender views has joined the GOP primary for a U.S. House seat in metro Atlanta, one of a handful of anti-LGBTQ candidates in the primary.    READ MORE »


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Georgia’s former top cop calls for LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes law

Former Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens called on the legislature to join 46 other states across the nation and finally pass a hate crimes law.    READ MORE »


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Lesbian restaurateur running for College Park City Council

Kathleen McQueen has launched a bid to become the College Park City Council’s sole woman and only LGBTQ member.    READ MORE »


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Anti-gay white nationalist drops out of U.S. House race in Georgia

A Sandy Springs business person dropped out of the 6th Congressional District race after publicly identifying himself as a white nationalist.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality endorses gay civic activist in Fulton race

Georgia Equality’s board of directors released its endorsements Tuesday in two local special elections taking place in September.    READ MORE »


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Pete Buttigieg returns to Atlanta for big gay fundraiser

HGTV star Vern Yip and his husband will host gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for a high-dollar fundraiser at their Brookwood Hills home.    READ MORE »


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Meet the gay democratic socialist on South Fulton City Council

South Fulton City Councilmember Khalid Kamau said it was 'amazing' to give the opening and closing address at the Democratic Socialists of America convention.    READ MORE »


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Gay Marine veteran launches Pooler mayoral bid

Pooler business person Adam Bridges is moving on from a state House race loss to try and become the second openly LGBTQ mayor in Georgia.    READ MORE »


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Gay councilmember jumps into race for Doraville mayor

Joseph Geierman is giving up his seat on the Doraville City Council for a shot at becoming the city’s first openly LGBTQ mayor.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

Priest wants to be Georgia’s first lesbian state senator

Kim Jackson wants to go from Atlanta Pride grand marshal in 2019 to being the next representative for state Senate District 41 in 2020.    READ MORE »


Atlanta  |  

‘Queer Eye’ Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry running for U.S. Senate

LGBTQ ally Ted Terry would make passing the Equality Act one of his first priorities if he were to become Georgia’s next U.S. Senator in 2020.    READ MORE »


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Gay civic activist jumps into crowded Fulton commission race

Delta flight attendant Rafer Johnson wants to become Fulton County’s sole openly LGBTQ commissioner and its first openly LGBTQ male member.    READ MORE »


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Former state lawmaker wants to be first LGBTQ Gwinnett leader

Bisexual former state Sen. Curt Thompson jumped into the race for Gwinnett County Commission chair by pledging to push for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.    READ MORE »


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Bada Bings restaurant fires homophobic tweets at GOP lawmaker

Atlanta restaurant Bada Bings targeted a Republican state lawmaker it has political differences with by questioning his sexuality and calling him gay in social media posts.    READ MORE »


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Gay commissioner spearheads first-ever Pride Month in Gwinnett

Stonewall fever is spreading in Gwinnett as the county’s first openly LGBTQ commissioner officially declared it Pride Month for the first time ever.    READ MORE »

 
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