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Georgia Lawmakers Echo Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 25
A bill that would allow business owners to refuse services to LGBT customers is gaining traction in the Georgia Legislature.

Georgia Cities Gear Up for Gay Pride Celebrations

PRIDE | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 13
Georgia is gearing up for fall Gay Pride celebrations throughout the state!

’Savannah Pride’ Festival Kicks Off

Sep 5
The spirit of unity, acceptance, and inclusion will fill the air this weekend, as the 13th Annual ’Savannah Pride’ festival kicks off in Forsyth Park.

Judge Gives 10 Years To Attackers in Atlanta Gay Bashing

CRIME | By Troy Petenbrink | Aug 15
A judge delivered 10-year sentences to the attackers of young, gay Atlanta man Brandon White, beaten up this February in a gay bashing that his attackers videotaped and posted online.

Ga. Lawmakers Table Proposed Ban on Discrimination Against LGBT State Employees

LOCAL | By Conswella Bennett | Mar 12
A bill that would ban anti-LGBT discrimination against Georgia state employees failed to advance out of the House Judiciary Committee last week. Lesbian state Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) plans to reintroduce House Bill 630 next year.

New Survey Seeks to Give Voice to LGBT Georgians

LOCAL | By Conswella Bennett | Jul 29
The Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative and Georgia Equality have partnered with the Phillip Rush Center to conduct a comprehensive survey of the state’s LGBT community. Activists hope the poll’s results will positively affect public policy.

Anti-bullying and hate crime legislation among Georgia Equality’s 2010 legislative priorities

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Jan 5
Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, discussed his organization’s top legislative priorities in a recent interview with EDGE.

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