First Openly Gay Person Elected to Fulton County Commission

January 6, 2011  |  

(Project Q) — Joan Garner came full circle on Wednesday, taking her oath of office to join the Fulton County Commission and ending a lengthy transition from LGBT and community activist to political insider and now, elected official.  With partner Jane Morrison at her side, Garner was sworn into office by Fulton Superior Court Chief Judge Cynthia Wright, who is also a lesbian. Garner was one of two new elected officials taking seats on the commission during Wednesday’s inauguration and becomes the only openly gay person on the seven-member panel.

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