This Mississippi Teen Is A High School Boy By Day And A Drag Queen At Night

LGBTQ advocate Trevor Ladner finds his voice in alter-ego drag queen Annie Thang.

Dear Mississippi,

Ed Madden gives a powerful reading of his poem written in response to Mississippi’s HB 1523–an anti-gay, anti-trans “religious freedom” law which, oddly enough, names poetry as a specific good or service that can be denied.

How Much Will You Risk to Stand Up for What You Believe in?

While big name celebrities get all the focus, lesser known celebrities like Greg Cope White are risking a lot more by taking the the same stand.

Evening Therapy

Joshua Martin sheds light on the casual yet essentials ways by which men support each other.

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” And A Challenge To Manhood And Masculinity

Brick Pollitt risked being pegged as weak and less than a man when he ventured into territory that was unexplored at the time – the heart of a man.

Flying Away From Love

For Cabot O’Callaghan and his long-distance lover, time together tastes bittersweet—and always flies too fast.

Why White Dudes Freak Out About White Privilege

Meg Ainsworth was disowned for dating a black man, so she knows a thing or two about racism.

History Is the Beast That Will Not Die, Will Not Blink

Keith Owens reminds us of the chilling truth that while some things have changed in the South, some things remain the same.

Dear Straight Couples: Just Get Married Already

What’s more important: straight couples vowing not to get married or straight couples working for marriage equality?

Southern Gay Men And Interracial Dating

There are a lot of things that are still pretty backwards in the South. Glenn Garner shows us the difficulty of not only being a gay man in the South, but one who may be interested in races other than his own.

The Duality of Being a Gay Christian

Being a gay Christian in Mississippi has meant a lot of soul-searching for Glenn Garner.

What The Election In Mississippi Means

Thad Cochran’s victory in the Republican primary yesterday has some big implications for the landscape of American politics.

Hope in What Work We Do

Michael Copperman talks about the hope and rewards that come from teaching at-risk students.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Hiram Rhodes Revels

There have only been nine black U.S. Senators in American history. Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer might be most famous for saying “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”, but she should be remembered as the woman that saved the Democrat Party.

Even After Repeal of DOMA, Some States Refuse to Provide Military Benefits to Same Sex Couples

Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, have refused to grant benefits to same-sex couples that are members of their National Guards