The national group that raises funds and awareness to help elect LGBT people to public office came to Atlanta on Sunday to celebrate their local successes and enjoy some biscuits and bubbly, Southern style.
So the Victory Fund hosted its Bubbles & Biscuits Champagne Reception at the Wimbish House to toast supporters and gay Atlanta's political influencers. The crowd included the group's president and CEO, Aisha Moodie-Mills, and a handful of LGBT elected officials: Atlanta City Council member Alex Wan (top photo right) and state Reps. Karla Drenner and Keisha Waites.
Also on hand were LGBT candidates, including Cathy Woolard (Atlanta mayor), Josh Noblitt (state House), Rafer Johnson (state House) and Gary Alembik (Fulton Superior Court Judge). State Sen. Vincent Fort, state Rep. Taylor Bennett and City Council member Kwanza Hall also made appearances. The Victory Fund has endorsed Noblitt and Johnson.
Special guests included state Rep. Brian Sims, the first openly gay state legislator in Pennsylvania, and longtime gay Atlanta activist Cindy Abel, who received the Victory Fund Leadership Award.