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Jeff Gra­ham, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Ge­or­gia Equal­ity, said one of the big­gest pos­i­tives is Reed’s open­ness about his chang­ing feel­ings on mar­riage equal­ity. In late 2011, Reed came out in sup­port of gay mar­riage.

“Most Amer­i­cans over the last 15 years have dra­mat­i­cally changed their views on the free­dom to marry, and I re­ally do ap­pre­ci­ate that the mayor was very open with his own process,” Gra­ham said.

In fact, af­ter mar­riage equal­ity be­came the law of the land, City Hall was dec­o­rated with rain­bow lights.

Af­ter for­mer Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran re­leased a ho­mo­pho­bic book, Reed gave him the boot. He was also strongly against the anti-LGBT House Bill 757, and fol­low­ing the Pulse shoot­ing in June 2016 im­me­di­ately met with LGBT At­lantans to talk about pub­lic safety con­cerns and at­tended the city’s vigil in honor of the vic­tims. Reed was also hon­ored by GLAAD.

But some LGBT lead­ers feel that’s not enough.

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