Ga. Equality joins effort to ‘Queer the Census’
Measure overshadowed by death of gay rights opponent
Gay Ga. teen loses his home, but wins supporters worldwide, over prom date
An anti-bullying bill backed by gay groups that was thought dead in the Georgia General Assembly was revived Tuesday when language from House Bill 927 was added as an amendment to Senate Bill 250.
Former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer, an outspoken opponent of LGBT rights, was found dead today with her husband in what appears to have been a murder-suicide.
Derrick Martin, the Cochran, Ga., gay teen who has made international headlines for planning to take his boyfriend to his high school prom, will be a guest of honor at tonight's concert by the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.
Derrick Martin, the Cochran, Ga., teen who is planning to take his boyfriend to the high school prom later this month, has been kicked out of his home by his parents.
Georgia Equality, a statewide LGBT political group, has postponed its lobbying day originally scheduled for March 24 at the Georgia General Assembly.
Derrick Martin, a senior at Bleckley County High School in Cochran, Ga., is taking his boyfriend to the prom next month. And unlike a similar situation in rural Mississippi, school officials in the small mid-Georgia town have approved the date, the Macon Telegraph reported Tuesday.
In a year where a growing budget shortfall casts a long shadow across every conversation at the Georgia Capitol, one bill aimed at protecting Georgia students faces an uncertain future in the House.
State Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta) made a last-minute floor maneuver March 11 to save a bill that would expand the definition of bullying while requiring schools to develop strict guidelines tailored to curb bullying in elementary through high schools.
An activist with Lambda Legal, the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative and numerous other organizations, Simone Bell was familiar with rallying outside of the State Capitol, chanting and urging legislators inside the building to listen to their concerns.
“It’s really interesting being on the other side of the table,” said Bell (D-Atlanta), who took her seat as the state representative for District 58 in January after winning a special election and runoff last November and December.