Georgia

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Ga. Senate race pits longtime ally against gay-friendly newcomer

State Senate contendees Graham Balch and Vincent Fort

In the Democratic primary for state Senate District 39, one of the strongest LGBT allies in the Georgia General Assembly faces a challenger who is also drawing gay support.

The district, currently represented by Sen. Vincent Fort, stretches from East Point to Buckhead, includes much of Midtown, and is home to one of the largest concentrations of gay voters in the city.

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Savannah LGBT rights rally attracts hundreds

LGBT persons rally at Savannah City Hall

An estimated crowd of about 400 turned out May 22 to rally for LGBT rights at City Hall in Savannah, Ga. — “the largest event of its kind ever in the city,” according to organizers.

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LGBT immigration forum focuses on Asian Americans

The public is invited to the Phillip Rush Center on June 9 to discuss the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigration with a panel of experts ranging from attorneys to individuals who have dealt with immigration issues. The discussion will cover federal law as well as Georgia laws.

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Out of the Closet & Into the Streets

To celebrate late gay activist and politician Harvey Milk’s birthday, LGBT activists are gathering on the steps of Savannah’s City Hall in a show of solidarity and visibility.