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Nykolas Alford, HB 1523 plaintiff, reflects on how #MyMississippi treats its most vulnerable residents

"I am tired of hearing the "If you don't like it, leave" argument. How do we expect to become a better state when we are running everyone off? It is #mymississippi too. We are all Mississippi and together we can be the change that we want to see. " 

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"My My Mississippi," the gospel anthem for #MyMississippi, debuts at TEDWomen

This week at the TEDWomen Conference in San Francisco, songwriter and producer Tena Clark debuted her new gospel anthem “My My Mississippi.” The single honors the Magnolia State’s LGBTQ community and its relationship with the place they call home.

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Southern advocates change hearts and minds across the region for #SpiritDay

People from across Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and beyond have made known the importance of visibly supporting the youngest members of the LGBT community:

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September 22, 2016

The Bi Writers Association to host Bi Visibility Open Mic in NYC this Friday

The event is designed to celebrate writers in the bi+ community and give them a platform to share their work. 

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September 14, 2016

Orlando shooting inspires Houston photographer to create 'Pride Portraits'

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando this past June, photographer Eric Schell "was at a loss for words, feelings and an understanding as to why we as a community are sometimes treated like non-humans." In response, Schell created a project titled "P.R.I.D.E. Portraits: Photographs Representing Individuals Deserving Equality".

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