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Mississippi pride

Thousands of people have marched in the first-ever gay pride parade in the Mississippi city of Starkville after local officials initially tried to block it. Despite widespread support, including from the city’s mayor Lynn Spruill, the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 last month to deny parade organisers a permit to host the event. But …

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Coming out as gay can be an emotional and often nerve-wracking experience for LGBTI people. When a gay guy in Mississippi came out to his mother recently, she didn’t want to react in a way that would hurt him. But without any LGBTI people to turn to for advice and guidance, she decided to call …

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A Mississippi widow who lost his husband has alleged a local funeral home refused to cremate his body because he was gay. Jack Zawadski and Robert Huskey – known as Bob – were a loving couple of 52 years who retired to Picayune, Mississippi 20 years ago. Bob passed away in May 2016 of a …

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