For those of you who remember this from 2006 and 2008 (we were at Front Page News in 2008), this is going to be a fun time. Links to the events pages here, and here. Press release follows:

ATLANTA – Atlanta Stonewall Democrats, Georgia’s largest Democratic LGBT organization, is hosting a mixer for all the Democrats who qualify for state and local offices this week of April 26-30, 2010.

The Mixer is open to Democrats who qualified to be on the ballot for the July 20th Democratic Primary and the November General Election. This main event will be held at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 N Highland Ave in Atlanta, on Friday April 30th from 5:30-8pm in the main event space.

“This is our first look at our new and returning field of Democratic candidates and challengers for 2010, and it’s also a chance for our members and friends to talk one-on-one with candidates about equality issues in our state”, says Atlanta Stonewall Democrats Chair, Tim Cairl.

Other co-hosts for this event include several Young Democrats chapters around the Atlanta area, the Red Clay Democrats, Planned Parenthood of Georgia Action Fund, and State Representatives Hugh Floyd of Gwinnett County, Margaret Kaiser of Atlanta, and Stephanie Stuckey Benfield of Decatur/DeKalb County.

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  1. TimC says:

    b/c Hugh has been a good friend of mine for several years. He does listen to his constituents about issues, and this is not one (LGBT) that he veers to the right on, he’s quite moderate and thoughtful about any human rights issue.

    This is from my experience with him.

    He’s also a big supporter of Young Democrats locally, so it’s not surprising that he would sign-on to an event they are helping to host.

  2. Ed says:

    Hugh Floyd seems like one of the least likely sponsors of something like this, what gives?

    His son is REALLY conservative FWIW.