The top issues
“The LGBTQ community brings so much to Atlanta in terms of contributions across the entire spectrum in business, in arts and culture, in civic life, in pushing for important issues,” Norwood told Georgia Voice.
Some of those important issues include Fulton County’s HIV rates; HIV criminalization; inclusivity and safety of transgender Atlantans; gentrification; and youth homelessness — particularly due to LGBT youth being kicked out of their homes due to their sexual orientations or gender identities. During the original mayoral race, both candidates weighed in on these and other topics in a host of LGBT-led forums, and continue to answer associated questions today.
Leading up to the runoff, both addressed inquiries from voters during events at lesbian bar My Sister’s Room and will participate in a candidate conversation led by Woolard on Nov. 28 at The Carter Center.