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5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 18

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1. The U.S. Navy is set to name a ship after late LGBT rights icon Harvey Milk, a Navy veteran. 2. Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was court-martialed and sentenced to 35 years in pris...
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Gay incumbents draw opposition in Nov. 5 election

Campaigns are starting to heat up for the Nov. 5 election and at least two gay incumbents have drawn challengers in their races for reelection. 

Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan is serving his first term representing the heavily gay District 6 post after being sworn into office in 2010. When elected he became the first openly gay man, as well as the fi rst Asian-American, to serve on the council. 

He’s drawn two challengers, who filed right before the Aug. 30 qualifying deadline — Tracey Austin, a mother who is active in the Morningside elementary school programs; and Mike Boyle, neighborhood activist and a stay-at-home dad who is currently seeking with the help of investors to find a small business to purchase and operate on his own.