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Ga. Rep. Simone Bell named a ‘Harvey Milk Champion of Change’

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Ga. Rep. Simone Bell (D-Atlanta) will be honored this week by the White House as one of 10 openly gay elected or appointed officials named as "Harvey Milk Champions of Change."

The event takes place Wednesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. ET. Watch it live at this link: www.whitehouse.gov/live.

The ceremony takes place on Harvey Milk's birthday and honors the LGBT officials for "their commitment to equality and public service."

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[Video] Hearing testimony: Ga. LGBT employment bill about ‘liberty and justice for all’

State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Atlanta) appealed to patriotism, faith and "liberty and justice for all" during a hearing this morning asking lawmakers to protect state workers from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Drenner, the first openly gay member of the General Assembly, wants the bill to at least see a full committee vote before the legislature adjourns its annual session later this month.