The International Day Against Homophobia, held annually in countries across the globe on May 17, comes to Atlanta this year and will include a proclamation from the City of Atlanta recognizing the day. Openly gay state Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) will present the proclamation to organizers at the event.
As the noon deadline for major party candidates to qualify for this year's elections passed on Friday, Georgia's two openly gay state lawmakers remained unopposed for new terms.
Gay-friendly Republicans face challengers as races shape up
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.