Southern-Style Activism : Gay Migration to Atlanta Adding Up to Political Clout - Los Angeles Times
The state of Georgia mostly improved in its treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in the years after , when LGBT residents began to openly establish events, organizations and outlets for fellow LGBT residents and increase in political empowerment. The state of Georgia, upon independence from the United Kingdom, retained most laws imposed under British rule, but did not explicitly retain a sodomy law from the period until , when the first sodomy law in the jurisdiction's 85 years was enforced. A further amendment of the law took place in , when "carnal knowledge and connection against the order of nature by man with man, or in the same unnatural manner with woman"  was outlawed on force of life imprisonment with labor. The first sodomy case in the state occurred in , when Hodges v.
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Atlanta has long been a magnet to Southern homosexuals who believed that they would never be accepted in smaller towns. Homosexuals have never taken to the streets to demand equality here, but with an estimated , gays in the metropolitan area, they have organized as a potent political force. Nowhere has that been more apparent than in the race to succeed Mayor Andrew Young.