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Mississippi Celebrities Speak Out After Jussie Smollett Attack

Mississippi celebrities are speaking out after a racist, homophobic attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett that Chicago police describe as a "possible hate crime."

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High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

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LGBT Equality Report: Jackson and Hattiesburg Lead Mississippi

Jackson and Hattiesburg lead among Mississippi's nine largest cities in LGBT equality, the Human Rights Campaign says in a new report.

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Gov. Bryant: Transgender People Do Not Deserve Hiring Protections

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined 15 other Republican leaders across the country in signing a brief that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not protect transgender people and that employers have the right to fire them for their gender identity.

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Improved LGBT Health Access in the South Goal of New Survey

The Campaign for Southern Equality launched a survey on Wednesday, Aug. 22, that aims to help improve health-care access for LGBT southerners.

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Project Uncovering South's Hidden LGBTQ History

A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding.

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Justices Won't Hear Case of Anti-Gay Marriage Florist

The Supreme Court is ordering Washington courts to take a new look at the case of a florist who refused to provide services for the wedding of two men because of her religious objection to same-sex marriage.

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Mississippi Court: Woman Has Parent Rights in Same-Sex Split

Mississippi's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman has parental rights to a 6-year-old boy born to her ex-wife when the two were married, in a case watched by gay rights activists and groups aiding in vitro fertilization.

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Starkville Reverses Decision, Gives Permit to Gay Pride Parade

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in Starkville, home to Mississippi State University, now say they will permit a gay pride parade, reversing a previous denial after a lawsuit was filed.

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Beyond Stigma: Helping the Jacksonians Others Reject

Opening in 1987, the Sandifer House on Jefferson Street offered men and women living with AIDS respite from the continuing stigma of being HIV-positive in the early years of the AIDS crisis.

Same-sex couples apply to marry in Hinds

Five same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Hinds County courthouse on March 25, ...