5 LGBT things you need to know today, August 18

1. It's not just a ban on gay blood donation. After a gay teen committed suicide, his eye donation was rejected. 2. “All I can say is that it’s been discussed.” “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman on w...

Georgia gay Republican jumps into state House race

You’d be hard-pressed to find two words that make many LGBT people see red quicker than “gay Republican.” But political new-comer Christopher Deraney is shaking off the criticism and making a run as an openly g...
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Marietta attorney enters GOP race for Saxby Chambliss’ seat — and supports gay marriage

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Attorney Art Gardner of Marietta announced today he is running for the GOP nomination to replace outgoing Sen. Saxby Chambliss — and he is not afraid to say he supports same-sex marriage.

“81 percent of Americans under 30 believe in marriage equality. How can our party expect to win, if we exclude major segments of the population with divisive social policies?” Gardner said, citing a Washington Post/ABC poll, in a press release today announcing his candidacy.

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Michelle Nunn puts hat in ring for Ga. Senate seat, says she favors gay marriage

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Michelle Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, officially jumped into the race today as a Democrat to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss — and she's already been tagged as being President Obama's "hand-picked liberal" by none other than gay-hating GOP candidate Karen Handel.

Nunn is CEO of Points of Light, a nonprofit with close ties to the Bush family.

In an interview with Jim Galloway, political reporter for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Nunn said she personally favors marriage equality.