Today, GLAAD announced its second Southern Stories Summer Tour, a summer-long campaign aimed at accelerating LGBT acceptance across the U.S. South. We invite you to get on board.
In her letter, Belinda tells Gov. Bryant, "As the very proud mother of a gay child I can't imagine anything less Christian than using the law as a weapon against others," names LGBT Mississippians who are impacted by the law, and calls on the elected official to repeal HB 1523.
Writers, entertainers, businesses, advocates, politicians stand against new anti-LGBT Mississippi law
Yesterday, notable authors John Grisham, Greg Iles, and Julia Reed were among 95 Mississippi writers to pen a letter opposing Mississippi's House Bill 1523, which was recently signed into law. In addition to these writers, numerous celebrities, businesses, organizations, and politicians have begun taking to social media to voice their opposition to Mississippi's discriminatory House Bill 1523
"I am your neighbor, Governor Bryant, and I am a lesbian. I am Mississippi, and we all deserve the same rights."
"While other state legislatures have advanced attacks on LGBT people this session, no state in the country has passed a law like this."
Mississippi's House Bill 1523 has passed the Mississippi legislature and will be sent to Governor Phil Bryant
The anti-LGBT HB 1523 is on Gov. Phil Bryant's desk for approval. Here's how it could impact 6 LGBT Mississippians' lives.
HB 1523 "creates sweeping exemptions allowing people and businesses to discriminate against transgender people and same-sex couples based on their religious or moral beliefs."
GLAAD has released two new media guides for journalists reporting on LGBT people in Alabama and Mississippi after a recent report showed an increased discomfort with the LGBT community by Americans living in the U.S. South