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Mississippi Backtracks on Gender Policy for Driver's License

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety has abruptly rescinded a policy that would have simplified the process for people to change their gender listing on their driver's license or state-issued ...

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Capital City Pride Breaks City-Wide Event Drought, Encourages Togetherness

After spending its first year of operation limited at every turn by the COVID-19 pandemic, Capital City Pride is prepared to host one of Jackson’s first large-scale events since March ...

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Mississippi Close to Putting Limits on Transgender Athletes

The Mississippi House voted Wednesday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls' or women's sports teams in the state's schools and universities.

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Analysis: Mississippi Finds Wedge Issue, Even Amid Pandemic

The state Senate voted Feb. 11 to ban transgender athletes from competing in girls' or women's sports teams in Mississippi schools, community colleges and universities. No senator asked whether any ...

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Mississippi Senate: Ban Transgender Athletes on Female Teams

Transgender athletes would be banned from competing in girls' or women's sports in Mississippi schools and universities, under a bill that advanced in the Republican-controlled state Senate late Thursday night.

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Woman Opens First Mississippi Clinic Dedicated to Trans Healthcare

When Gulf Coast native Stacie Pace decided to open her own clinic, the nurse practitioner carefully considered one question: Whose healthcare needs were not being met? The answer, she concluded, ...

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Local United Methodist Churches Face Schism Over LGBTQ Inclusion

The future of Mississippi's United Methodist churches and institutions is in question after a group of influential United Methodist Church leaders announced a preliminary agreement to split the church in ...

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LGBT Workers Ruling in High Court Could Renew Fight Against HB 1523

LGBT Mississippians could have more to lose or gain than most as the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on whether or not employers have the right to fire people based ...

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The Thin Line Between LGBT and Racist Hate

Echoes of Mississippi's discriminatory history continue to make themselves heard, sometimes in the form of so-called "religious liberty" laws that give businesses and organization wide berth to invoke their religion ...

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Mississippi Sex Traffickers Target Children, Homeless LGBT Kids

Young people in Mississippi are among the most vulnerable targets and least visible victims of trafficking, the executive director of Mississippians Against Human Trafficking said.

Same-sex couples apply to marry in Hinds

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