Eddie Outlaw

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Gov. Bryant: Stop Running Off LGBT Mississippians

How can you deny that fostering an oppressive and hateful atmosphere towards the LGBT community forces hard-working taxpayers to seriously question where their pink dollars are spent?

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Thank You, Jackson

Witnessing the Mississippi business community coming together to speak out against discrimination of any kind through the lens of being a business owner in the LGBTQ community makes it all ...

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Random Acts of Love

I’ve long maintained that I don’t care for public displays of affection. I’ve said it countless times to two long-term boyfriends, a few suitors and my husband. By turning my ...

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As SB2681 Passes, A Gay Mississippi Businessman Talks Back to the Far Right

"I don't have to look back very far in my lived experience to recall a time when I was afraid to live openly. I once thought the very best I ...

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I Do

If you've read anything I've written over the last three years, you know that I've done my level best to stay optimistic on the subject of marriage equality. It hasn't ...

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We Are Family

A few weeks ago the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Proposition 8, the California law banning same-sex marriage, and the Defense of Marriage Act, the law Congress passed in ...

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Created Equal

Watching the inauguration of President Barack H. Obama was bittersweet. I was proud to have advocated for my president, and I feel validated by his inclusion of the LGBT community ...

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Behind the Chair

I've been in the beauty industry for 17 years. After laying hands on and listening to countless women, I know for a fact--as celebrity stylist Tabatha Coffey says--"It's not always ...

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A Pistol, and a Plea

There's something I need to tell you that I've not had the strength to share. There's something I've alluded to over the years that I've not had the will to ...

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Tupelo's 'Dirty Little Secret'

Since my "coming out" 20 years ago, my understanding of who and what I am has evolved—not unlike our president. I wrestled mightily with what I was taught as a ...

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No Excuses, Men

Listen, guys, these days you have no excuse to let yourself—or your face—go.

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Sedaris Seeks Jackson

This year marks the 10th year Justin has been putting up with me and my shenanigans, so we’ve been celebrating since Sept. 9 in big and small ways.

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That'll Do, Pig. That'll Do

I sat in my driveway, in my running car, staring at the thermostat. A week ago I'd been complaining about the cold snap and rain interfering with my ability to ...

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For The Children, Y'all

There was no starting gun, but there was a preacher, so i was obviously prepared to run. I surveyed the group that had assembled behind the starting line and noted ...

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My 5K

I woke up around five the morning of the big day. Maybe it was nerves, maybe it was what I'd had for dinner, but I had the worst case of ...

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Now I Know I Can

Terry set the pace, explaining that there was no need to "showboat" during the first mile. I was encouraged to pull back when I felt it was needed, to charge ...

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Praying To God, Cher And Oprah

I've been making a concerted effort to get healthy, as of late. In the past few weeks, I've taken up running, yoga and strength training. Sure, there is an aspect ...

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Of Mats And Men

"You're just not gonna stop, are you?" I replied.

Mid workout, "The Devil" (my personal trainer) suggested that I try yoga. His reasoning was that it would help strengthen certain areas of my forty-year-old body and help with flexibility.

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Flirting With The Idea

"3 miles tonight?" was all it said.

Late on a Tuesday afternoon, looking forward to an evening with nothing I had to do, I received a text from Terry, or "the devil," as I've come to call ...

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Dead Man Running

It was a Saturday, which usually means a more relaxed environment at work, and I clipped along at a leisurely pace. It was easy to chat up my clients that ...

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