Alex Wan, seeking re-election for District 6 on the Atlanta City Council, has been endorsed by Georgia Equality and the national Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.“Through his work these past four years on City Counci...
At least five openly gay candidates were on the ballot in municipal races around Georgia yesterday. Based on unofficial results from county election boards, at least one has won outright, a Savannah hopeful and a Milton incumbent were defeated, a gay incumbent in East Point faces a runoff, and another East Point hopeful barely missed a runoff vote.
One lesbian incumbent became officially victorious as soon as polls closed at 7 p.m.Tuesday. Decatur City Commissioner Kecia Cunningham, who was first elected in 1999 and was the first African-American openly gay elected official in Georgia, ran unopposed this election cycle, securing her another term serving District 2, Post B, in the gay-popular Atlanta suburb.
Cunningham is one of at least 12 openly gay elected officials currently serving around the state.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the sudden death of Allen Thornell, an Atlanta activist who worked tirelessly on LGBT, HIV and other issues.
In the Democratic primary for the District 6 seat on the Fulton County Commission, lesbian candidates Joan Garner and Keisha Waites appear headed for a runoff.