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


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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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Georgia Woman Calls for Increased Attention to Challenges Facing LGBT Older Adults

April 16, 2018, 9:26 am 75-year-old Marsha Bond talks about the need for housing, support, and understanding for LGBT older adults, and why vibrant communities are important for them to be a part of.
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So Far, 2018 Has Been Marked by Huge Victories for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:05 pm Legislative and judicial LGBTQ victories in 2018 have continued to build momentum for LGBTQ equality nationwide, even in the face of a presidential administration that has sought to roll back advancements. With 8 months left in the year, here is a sampling of victories so far in 2018.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Legislative Sessions and Campaigns Wind Down, But Bad Bills Still Alive

By Shane Stahl • April 1, 2018, 12:27 pm This week in nondiscrimination, as state legislative sessions begin to wind down, we’ve seen anti-LGBTQ legislation die, but also several other bills are still on the move that could negatively affect LGBTQ people in their respective states.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Hampshire One Step Closer to Full Equality, But Bad News in VA and WV

By Shane Stahl • March 2, 2018, 3:26 pm Fights heat up in Georgia and New Hampshire, West Virginia defeats a bad bill, and Virginia kills a nondiscrimination amendment this week in nondiscrimination.
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Public Opposition Grows as Georgia Legislature Considers Anti-LGBTQ Adoption Bill

By Shane Stahl • February 28, 2018, 12:46 pm Public opposition to an anti-LGBTQ adoption bill in Georgia is escalating after it passed in the state senate, including that of major public figures.
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Atlanta Area Transgender Advocate: “We All Have to Show Up”

February 27, 2018, 3:54 pm Transgender advocate Tracee McDaniel speaks about why allies need to show up for the transgender community, and explains her history of important work.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Bad Bills Advance, But a Historic Hearing Could Change NH

By Shane Stahl • February 23, 2018, 6:10 pm Our round up of non-discrimination stories for the week of February 18.
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Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill Advances to Full Senate in Georgia

By Shane Stahl • February 20, 2018, 2:46 pm An anti-LGBTQ adoption bill was advanced out of committee in Georgia this week, making its way to the State Senate for a full floor vote.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Bill Introductions, Discriminatory Moves, and More

By Shane Stahl • February 16, 2018, 5:55 pm This week in the continuing fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination nationwide, we saw continued legislative pro-LGBTQ victory in South Dakota and a hearing in New Hampshire full of powerful testimony in support of transgender non-discrimination protections in the Granite State.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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Mother of a Transgender Child in Georgia: “You Are As You Were Meant to Be”

January 10, 2018, 2:44 pm Amanda Dewis shares her story as the mother of a transgender child, and how she seeks to provide a loving environment for her, as well as her concerns about transgender people being protected in the law.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Report: Small Businesses Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 18, 2017, 8:56 am On Thursday, November 16, the Small Business Majority released a report detailing polling it had conducted in five different states: North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. Overall, the report definitively states that small business believe discriminatory practices against LGBTQ customers is bad for business, and should not be allowed by law.