5 LGBT things you need to know today, Feb. 22

1. The Arkansas branch of Human Rights Campaign hosted an unusual LGBT Valentine's Day event last week — speed dating with local legislators. 2. Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia), is over what he calls a genera...

LGBT voters raise funds for Simone Bell [PHOTOS]

At an LGBT fundraiser on April 23, state Rep. Simone Bell made a passionate plea to supporters for not only their money but their votes on May 20. Bell, the first openly gay African-American lesbian elected to ...
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[Updated] Proposed Ga. redistricting maps pit gay state representatives against gay rights allies

The Georgia General Assembly will meet in a special legislative session to begin Monday to discuss redistricting, among other topics, and two of the state's three openly gay legislators may be in the crosshairs.

Already a proposed legislative map is being discussed in public. State Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta), the House Minority Leader, has accused the Republican-controlled legislature of pitting black Democratic state House representatives against white Democrats. Abrams, who is black, said Republican lawmakers are "purging the state of Georgia of white Democrats," a charge GOP leaders deny. The full map will be released Friday.