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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Peach State.

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Discrimination and the Fight for LGBTQ Equality

Atlanta Jewish Times • March 25, 2021, 1:05 pm Rabbi Peter Berg of The Temple details modern plagues involving discrimination, hatred and bigotry.
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Religious freedom protects our right to worship. It doesn’t protect discrimination.

Religion News Service • March 9, 2021, 12:50 pm People of faith look the other way as legislators codify discrimination in the name of ‘religious liberty.’
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A Longtime HIV Survivor on How We Achieve Health Equity

The Advocate • February 11, 2021, 12:28 pm With the inauguration of President Joe Biden, I hope we may now see the kind of leadership on LGBTQ issues we need. As a gay African-American man living with HIV, I have lived through two pandemics. Under both HIV/AIDS and COVID-19, LGBTQ people have had to shoulder the burden of discrimination while fighting to survive. I hope that 2021 is the year that changes.
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Mayor’s veto of LGBTQ ordinance underlines need for federal protections, urgency of local action

The Telegraph • February 1, 2021, 12:04 pm 2020 was a year filled with so many challenges – but in some important ways, it was also one marked by progress for LGBTQ people here in Georgia. Gerald Bostock, a gay man in Georgia, won his case at the U.S. Supreme Court, securing federal protections for LGBTQ workers; out LGBTQ candidates won their elections in record numbers; and municipalities from Brookhaven to Savannah and Smyrna to Statesboro, enacted LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.
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Modeling a pathway toward social justice

Statesboro Herald • January 28, 2021, 12:18 pm In the weeks since the November election, Georgia has been the epicenter of conversation around the ways that our country is changing and growing in support of progressive policies – but in addition to the presidential election and January’s Senate run-off races, change is happening at the local level, too.
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What Happens in Georgia Will Affect Every LGBTQ+ American

The Advocate • November 28, 2020, 11:58 am This month Georgia’s on everyone’s mind. Voters in the Peach State came out in record numbers to cast their ballots for President-elect Joe Biden, and for the first time in nearly two decades the state has chosen a Democratic presidential candidate. Now it’s vital that Georgians channel that grassroots energy into electoral action again. The run-off elections in January will determine what the U.S. Senate will prioritize for the next two years. And for the first time in a long time, there is a narrow pathway forward to passing LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections at the federal level.
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Conservative Community Leader in Georgia Recounts His Journey Toward Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2019, 3:58 pm “You don’t have to agree with someone to support their rights,” Awet said. “It’s not conservative or liberal to support LGBTQ rights. It’s just the right thing to do.”
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Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
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Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and OR

By Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
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Augusta, GA Approves LGBTQ Employment Protections for Municipal Employees

By Shane Stahl • June 20, 2018, 1:17 pm Augusta-Richmond County has taken new steps to protect LGBTQ municipal employees from discrimination.
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Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NJ Grows More Welcoming, Continued Celebration in NH, and Movement in Legal Cases

By Shane Stahl • June 1, 2018, 3:45 pm LQBTQ nondiscrimination saw New Jersey becoming perhaps the most transgender-inclusive state in the union, New Hampshire saying goodbye to a stalwart nondiscrimination campaign manager, and petitions in two legal cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court for review.
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Reflecting on Big Victories and Advances for LGBTQ Equal Treatment on Give OUT Day

By Shane Stahl • April 19, 2018, 9:29 am Freedom For All Americans reflects on the work we've done throughout 2017 and 2018 to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in time for 2018's National Give Out Day.
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