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Kemp signs ‘historic’ LGBT-inclusive hate crimes bill into law

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a hate crimes bill into law on Friday, ending a 16-year drought that had left Georgia as one of only four states in the country without such a measure.    READ MORE »


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Georgia lawmakers pass historic, LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill

The Georgia General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a historic hate crimes bill, which for the first time in state history includes protections for LGBTQ people.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Senate committee fails to vote on hate crimes bill

After weeks of deafening public calls for a hate crimes bill and hours of negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing – then adjourned without taking action.    READ MORE »


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LGBTQ lawmakers call for tracking police use of force in Georgia

LGBTQ Georgia lawmakers and leaders called on the state legislature to pass a bill that tracks police use-of-force incidents to address ongoing police brutality issues.    READ MORE »


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Join us for a live chat about hate crimes and police brutality

Demonstrations across Georgia have refocused attention on the killings of black and transgender people. Lawmakers can take action on police brutality and hate crimes as soon as Monday.    READ MORE »


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Big Georgia companies call for state hate crimes law

The biggest names in Atlanta’s corporate and sports worlds – from Atlanta United to Coca-Cola, Porsche and Delta Air Lines – called on Georgia lawmakers to pass a comprehensive hate crimes bill when they return to the State Capitol.    READ MORE »


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Join us for a live chat about voting for LGBTQ equality in Georgia

It’s a pandemic. Protests over police brutality are filling the streets. Calls for justice and equality are growing louder. In the middle of the chaos, it’s also primary day in Georgia on June 9.    READ MORE »


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Sarah Riggs Amico celebrates Pride month in U.S. Senate run

Sarah Riggs Amico – one of the Democrats hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. David Perdue – kicked off Pride month with a call for racial equality and a public conversation with transgender advocates.    READ MORE »


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Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan calls for Georgia hate crimes law

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan broke his silence on a hate crimes law in Georgia, voicing support but calling for significant changes to a measure that’s already passed the state House.    READ MORE »


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Business groups call for ‘swift passage’ of Georgia hate crimes law

The leaders of two influential business groups in metro Atlanta called on Georgia lawmakers to pass a hate crimes bill when they return to the State Capitol next month.    READ MORE »


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Stonewall Democrats endorses 11 LGBTQ candidates in Georgia races

Georgia Stonewall Democrats endorsed 72 candidates, including 11 LGBTQ ones, in Georgia races, saying they will “make our state fairer and more equitable.”    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality endorses candidates in local, judicial races

Georgia Equality endorsed 12 candidates, including one LGBTQ one, in municipal and judicial races and said each pick would usher “fairness into their office.”    READ MORE »


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Ahmaud Arbery’s killing renews call for Georgia hate crimes law

A powerful GOP lawmaker wants an LGBTQ-inclusive hate crimes bill, and Gov. Brian Kemp hinted he’s open to the legislation, which stalled last year amid opposition from other Republicans.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Equality endorses 10 LGBTQ candidates in state races

Georgia Equality endorsed a slate of 18 candidates – including 10 LGBTQ ones – in state legislative races and said the picks would help bring “fairness and safety for LGBTQ Georgians” to the State Capitol.    READ MORE »


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Victory Fund endorses LGBTQ candidates in Gwinnett, St. Simons

The Victory Fund on Tuesday endorsed Julie Jordan for a state House seat in St. Simons and Curt Thompson for Gwinnett County Commission chair.    READ MORE »


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Gay interior designer runs for state House in Northwest Georgia

A gay civic activist and interior design firm owner is challenging a four-term incumbent Republican for a state House seat in Armuchee.    READ MORE »


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U.S. House candidate says LGBTQ people ‘sexualize children’

A candidate for a U.S. House seat in Atlanta who compared LGBTQ people to pedophiles apologized and said the comments arose from her concern that queer people “sexualize children.”    READ MORE »


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Georgia House passes HIV decriminalization bill

The Georgia House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would update the state’s HIV criminalization laws for the first time since the 1980s.    READ MORE »


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Georgia Democrats blast lawmaker’s ‘hateful’ anti-trans rant

The Democratic Party of Georgia and its LGBTQ Caucus called on state Rep. Vernon Jones to apologize for his anti-transgender comments.    READ MORE »


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Georgia House honors trans activist Tracee McDaniel

The Georgia Legislative Women’s Caucus honored transgender activist Tracee McDaniel with its annual leadership award on Tuesday at the State Capitol.    READ MORE »

 
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