Atlanta Stonewall Democrats today threw their support behind Kasim Reed in the race for mayor, indicating a splintering – if not a split – in the contest for the gay and lesbian vote.
Earlier this month, Georgia Equality endorsed Lisa Borders for mayor.
Tim Cairl, a member of Stonewall’s board of directors, conceded that Georgia Equality is the larger group. Stonewall has 1,900 members, while Georgia Equality claims 17,000 statewide.
But Stonewall is made up of political activists, and that could make a difference.
Read the entire endorsement here. But this is the gist:
Kasim Reed has spent the last 11 years representing Atlanta in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly. During that time in office, he has a 100% voting record from Georgia Equality and other LGBT-advocacy organizations.
He has delivered concrete results and advanced progressive policies to level the playing field and give more protections to the LGBT community. As a State Representative, he was the chief