Supporters host 'LGBTQ and Allies Reception' tonight
LGBT fundraiser for state representative’s re-election campaign tonight
Lesbian activist raises funds for District 6 commission seat bid
The gay Republican activist who stated in a 2003 interview that Karen Handel supports gay adoption and domestic partner benefits told the Georgia Voice that he stands by the quote, and provided email exchanges with the GOP politician that show her desire to win gay support.
Meanwhile, another gay Republican leader noted that the staff of Nathan Deal, who is attacking Handel on gay issues as they battle in the GOP primary for governor, welcomed and helped him when he visited Washington, D.C., for the gay Log Cabin Republicans national conference.
“We will be continuing our support for Karen Handel,” Marc Yeager, then-president of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans, told Southern Voice newspaper in an article published Aug. 15, 2003. “She demonstrated in her last run that she was supportive of domestic partner benefits, and she’s supported same-sex adoptions on the basis of the best interest of the child.”
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.
Gay-friendly Fulton Commission chair candidate seeks signatures to qualify for ballot
With the April 30 deadline for major party candidates to qualify for this year’s elections now passed, LGBT voters have several races to watch for both the Georgia General Assembly and the Fulton County Commission.
Jason Carter, who handily won the May 11 special election for state Senate District 42, will be the only Democrat on the ballot during the July 20 primary.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, it appears Jason Carter has won today’s state Senate District 42 special election. The grandson of former president Jimmy Carter was endorsed by Georgia Equality.
Today’s ballot for Dekalb-based seat includes one gay candidate and three who are gay-friendly
Friends, supporters to gather to honor second openly gay Ga. state legislator