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Mississippi Trans Teen Misses Her Graduation After Judge's Transphobic Decision

She had filed a legal motion to allow her to wear a dress to the ceremony.

Southern Queers: New Study Reveals the Reality of LGBTQ+ People in the South

While bucking some stereotypes, the study emphasizes the need for LGBTQ+ safe spaces in southern states.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Blocks Judicial Nominee Who Supports Trans Rights

Also, she said, his campaign for a district attorney position had assistance from George Soros, the far right's public enemy number one.

New Year, New Chance to Save Mississippi Trans Youth

State legislators are trying to distract from systemic problems by scapegoating children, parents, and doctors.

Gay Black Student's Killing Terrifies Ole Miss Community

Jimmie "Jay" Lee was well known in the college town of Oxford for his drag performances.

Black Trans Women Lost to Violence in Mississippi and Illinois

Martasia Richmond and Shawmayne Giselle Marie McClam are the latest casualties of this epidemic of violence.

Black Trans Woman Kesha Webster Found Dead in Jackson, Miss.

More than 100 community members came out for a vigil Friday to honor the 24-year-old's life.

Ex-GOP Candidate Calls for ‘Firing Squads’ for Trans Rights Supporters

While in the Mississippi state legislature, Robert Foster drafted the state's death penalty law in 2017 that now allows for executions by gas chamber, electrocution, and firing squad. 

Mississippi Mayor Withholds $110k in Library Funds Over LGBTQ+ Books

Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee objected to "homosexual materials" because they went against his Christian beliefs, the library system's director says.

Black Trans Man Mel Groves Shot to Death in Mississippi

Groves is at least the 39th trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming person to die by violence in the U.S. this year.

Blaming Biden, Mississippi Enacts 2021's First Anti-Trans Law

The governor said the law was necessary because the president "encourages transgenderism."

Mississippi, South Dakota Send Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills to Governors

The Mississippi bill would keep transgender girls out of girls' sports, while the South Dakota legislation is a so-called religious freedom measure that would enable discrimination.

Bills Restricting Trans Student Athletes Advance in Three States

Bills aimed at keeping transgender girls and women off female interscholastic sports teams are moving forward in North Dakota, Mississippi, and Utah.

Black Trans Women Shot to Death in Georgia, Mississippi

Bianca "Muffin" Bankz of Atlanta was a formerly homeless woman rebuilding her life, and Dominique Jackson of Jackson, Miss., was a community leader. Both were just 30.

Lesbians Rejected From Church Where They Met—A Year Later

Church leaders held a formal vote and sent a nasty letter reminding the lesbians they remain really unwelcome.

The Time Cindy Hyde-Smith Went Nuclear Over a Gay Commitment Ceremony

As Mississippi agriculture commissioner, the now-senator objected to the hosting of a commitment ceremony on state-owned property.

Anti-LGBTQ Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith Wins Mississippi Senate Race

Hyde-Smith, who also has a history of problematic racial remarks, bested Mike Espy, who would have been the state's first black U.S. senator since Reconstruction.

Mississippi Voters: The GOP Has Already Taken Away Your Guns

As the state goes to the polls today, Thom Senzee points out the hypocrisy of the GOP's hold on rural voters.

Cindy Hyde-Smith's Opponent Wants an Apology for 'Hanging' Remark

Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith showed her true colors when she said she would attend a public lynching. 

Trans Woman Diamond Stephens Murdered in Mississippi

Stephens was shot to death in June, but was just now identified as a transgender woman.