Kecia Cunningham Featured in Southern Voice

In honor of Gay History Month, Southern Voice is highlighting local and national figures “that [have] helped shape Atlanta’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”

Among those is our own city commissioner Kecia Cunningham, who’s 1999 election win made her “the second openly gay elected official in Georgia, and the state’s first and only African-American openly gay elected official.”  In fact, another blurb in Georgia Trend calls her “the first openly gay African American elected official in the Southeast.”

Geez…I didn’t realize it was a “first in all the South” type moment!  Pretty historic stuff.