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Blog Dec, 05, 2017
I'm Planning a Wedding in a State with a License To Discriminate

As a girl, I never dreamt of marrying in the church, yet I will be doing just that in May.

Blog Jun, 27, 2017
Meet The Mississippi Baker Who Refuses To Discriminate

As a baker and small business owner, I meet all kinds of people. I am truly blessed to have a job where I get to wake up each day and make people happy. People come into my bakery looking for sweets to celebrate life’s most special moments.

Blog Aug, 13, 2015
Mississippi Adoption Ban For Same-Sex Couples Challenged in Court

A federal lawsuit challenging Mississippi's ban on adoption by same-sex couples has just been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Campaign for Southern Equality v. Mississippi Department of Human Services seeks to strike down that ban and to establish that Mississippi same-sex couples have a right to adopt.

Blog Jul, 17, 2015
Meet Brandiilyne Dear: The Pastor & LGBT Advocate Sparking Change In Mississippi

Brandiilyne Dear, a pastor at the inclusive and welcoming Joshua Generation Metropolitan Community Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is an LGBT advocate working to accelerate acceptance in her home state of Mississippi and beyond. Brandiilyne also founded 

Blog May, 22, 2015
Rev. Dr. Gerald Trigg: A Lifetime Of Biblical Obedience

Rev. Dr. Gerald Trigg was a minister who not only understood, but lived Biblical Obedience through his support of civil rights and later LGBTQ advocacy. He died at 81 years old this week but he left a life-long ministry of social justice work that speaks well of this United Methodist leader.

Blog Oct, 23, 2014
God’s Children Include Our LGBT Sisters & Brothers

We were sitting in Arby’s when it happened—a song played through the speakers that deeply touched my mother.

She dropped her fork, closed her eyes, and began to sway back and forth.

Blog Sep, 10, 2014
My Faith. My Mississippi.

I am Denise Donnell. I am an ordained elder in the Mississippi Conference in the United Methodist Church. I have been a member of the clergy for the last eight years of my life.

I wish I could tell you that I have always been a friend of the LGBT community, but that is not my truth.

Blog Feb, 03, 2014
Rev. Gil Caldwell Officiates His First Same-Sex Marriage

As a Civil Rights Movement "foot soldier", I have used these words of Martin Luther King, Jr. to guide my activism, not just for people of African descent, but for all justice struggles; "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

I officiated my first same-sex marriage the Sunday of this year's Martin Luther King weekend, January 19, 2014.

Blog Jan, 30, 2014
Starkville: Mississippi's First City To Recognize LGBT Equality

On January 21, 2014, the Starkville Board of Aldermen took a historic step making our city the first municipality in Mississippi to pass a resolution showing support for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.