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Malik Brown Becomes Atlanta’s First Director of LGBTQ Affairs

Despite the fact that Georgia does not have any statewide protections for their LGBTQ citizens, the state’s capital city, Atlanta, has achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index every year since 2013, a distinction that gave the city an ‘All-Star’ status in 2018.     Elected as Atlanta’s mayor…

Georgia school official comes out as gay on #NationalComingOutDay

Everton Blair, a member of the Board of Education in Gwinnett County, wants to be a role model to his students. On Election Day 2018, Everton Blair defeated a veteran incumbent for a seat on the Gwinnett County Board of Education — the governing body of the most populous school district in…

The 0.1 Percent: State lawmaker Sam Park looks to build a diverse coalition in Georgia

Sam Park is the first openly gay and first Asian-American man elected to Georgia’s state legislature. There are less than 600 known lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer elected officials in the U.S. — just 0.1 percent of all elected officials across the country — according to a recent report by the Victory…

Georgia Lawmaker Wants to Quarantine People with HIV

A Georgia Republican suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting. State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people face. Price’s suggestion came Tuesday during a two-hour meeting of…