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Out in office: Meet Ga.’s only openly gay mayor

Kathie deNobriga

You can safely say that Pine Lake’s 2012 Inaugural Ball was unlike any other held this year for elected officials in Georgia.

The new mayor held a pink wand as she made her first speech, and danced with the town’s First Woman.

Kathie deNobriga, 61, is a longtime advocate for the arts; she now works as a consultant and is a certified mediator. She moved to Pine Lake to be with her life partner, poet Alice Teeter, and was first elected to the City Council in the tiny Atlanta suburb in 2002.