Join me this afternoon at 4:05 pm eastern as I talk to Simone Bell, who won a runoff in yesterday’s Georgia election to represent District 58 covering the Atlanta area and will be the second openly LGBT member of the Georgia State House of Representatives, following Representative Karla Drenner. Atlanta voters also elected Alex Wan as the City Council’s first gay man, and first Asian American, on Tuesday. Wan will represent City Council District 6.
“We all celebrate this victory with Representative-elect Bell,” said NBJC Executive Director Sharon J. Lettman. “We recognize all the hard work that goes into running for public office and commend Bell for being a shining example of leadership for everyone in the LGBT community.”
Ms. Bell has been a community advocate and activist for over twenty years, working on issues such as workplace equality, access to affordable health care, fighting HIV/AIDS discrimination and stigma, and women’s rights. NBJC recognizes these accomplishments and salutes her stellar track record as it will serve her well in the Georgia State House.