“United Against Hate” hosted in partnership by GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
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. "
"I have to think, hope, and sometimes even pray, that somehow the individual will beat out the collective. That somehow Mississippi will become a place that is safe for families like mine."
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.
#MyMississippi amplifies the marginalized voices of those who have ever called the Magnolia State home.
“I have a complicated relationship with my hometown”: Bisexuals+ share their #SouthernStories for #BiWeek
Sofia, a bisexual Latina woman, says of southern Texas, “The culture is beautiful and rich and there’s something so comforting about seeing the big ol’ 10 gallon hats, with the big ol’ belt buckles, and the sound of music playing…At the same time, I wish it was a little bit different. I wish that we could come here [and] not be afraid for our safety.”
GLAAD's Southern Stories Summer Tour continued this week with stops in Alabama and Mississippi to meet with local LGBT leaders and accelerate acceptance in the US South.