LGBT history was not made in Georgia on Tuesday. Kyle Williams, who was seeking to become the first openly gay man elected to the Georgia Senate, and the General Assembly, conceded the election for state Senate...
In the race for State Senate District 39, Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) won endorsement from LGBT political groups Georgia Equality and Atlanta Stonewall Democrats.
But high school teacher Graham Balch continues to campaign for gay votes as the two men head for a showdown in the July 20 Democratic primary which, since no Republican is running, will decide who holds the seat.
Fort’s campaign includes an LGBT Initiative chaired by state Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), who was Georgia’s first openly gay state lawmaker and is running unopposed for her sixth term, and longtime community activist Craig Washington.
Tim Riley, a gay mental health counselor who lives in Athens, has announced his second bid for the Georgia State Senate.