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Gay East Point councilmember endorsed by Georgia Equality, Victory Fund

Georgia Equality, the state’s largest LGBT political advocacy group, announced today its endorsement of Lance Rhodes for East Point City Council – Ward B. This is the third time that Rhodes has received Georgia Equality’s backing.

Georgia Equality cites the two-term councilmember’s ability to introduce and pass “several pieces of legislation that advance equality” as the motivation for the endorsement.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has also endorsed Rhodes for a third time.

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Openly gay East Point City Councilmember alleges threat against him

Openly gay East Point Councilmember Lance Rhodes has filed a report with city police alleging a terroristic threat was made against him. The threats are not stated to be anti-gay.

Rhodes filed a complaint with the East Point police and stated the threat against him occurred after a heated Oct. 4 meeting in which a woman addressed the council and allegedly said to him, "If you come over to my neighborhood and knock on my neighbor's door, she might shoot you."

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East Point Possums tonight

One of the southeast's largest drag shows benefits Atlanta Pride and Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative