Mississippi LGBT Rural Summit

The final agenda for the 2015 Mississippi LGBT Rural Summit is available!  Make plans to attend this wonderful event this friday at Millsaps College in Jackson!

Mississippi Newspaper Bans Same-Sex Wedding Announcements

Mississippi’s third-largest news / media company has taken a bold stance against equality.

Journal, Inc. is the owner of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal newspaper along with eight weekly community papers, the Mississippi Business Journal and West 10 media group in suburban Memphis.

Recently, Clay Foster, the CEO and Publisher of Journal, Inc. wrote an article denouncing the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. In addition to publishing his own opinion, Mr. Foster has ordered all staff and writers to remain silent on any topic related to LGBT equality.

When Equality Mississippi contacted the Journal offices, we were told that a policy decision had been made to refuse to publish any same-sex wedding announcements while continuing to publish any opposite-sex wedding announcements.

The Board of Directors of Journal, Inc. needs to know that this is not the image Mississippi needs.  Please send them a polite note asking them to bring Mississippi into an era of full equality.

We want to hear your Mississippi LGBTQ story!

StoryCorps is coming to Jackson from February 5 to March 6, 2015, and they asked us at Equality Mississippi to help them reach out to Mississippi’s LGBTQ community prior to ensure that LGBTQ voices are heard.


Donate to Equality Mississippi

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of Equality Mississippi you may do so by going to http://www.equalitymississippi.org/donate/

CSE Hosts Upcoming Mississippi Events

The Campaign for Southern Equality is hosting several upcoming events in Mississippi.

Please see the announcement here or go to their Facebook Events page!

Please support this organization as they help us move Mississippi forward.

Winner Announced!!

We are happy to finally announce the winner of our first T-shirt Design Contest!!

The winning entry was submitted by one of Nashville‘s premiere graphic designers, Wesley Summers.

Tshirt Design

Wesley is also the creative mind behind our new logo!


You may view more of Wesley’s work and contact him at his website, Artistic W.  If you need a graphic designer, tell him EqMS sent you!!

We received a number of  excellent  entries for the T-shirt Design Contest. We would like to extend a giant THANK YOU!! to all of the artists who took the time to enter the contest!  We plan to keep each entry on file and if we are ever able to use yours in the future we will gladly contact you.

Wristbands now available!

Equality Mississippi wristbands are now available!  Grab yours today!


Searching for leaders!!

We are looking for leaders across the state to help advance the cause of equality!   If you would like to be considered for a leadership position in one of our 9 regional committees we encourage you to fill out the initial application here.  If you know of someone who you think would be a great leader please ask them to submit an application!  Please share the link with everyone!  http://eql.ms/EqMS-application

T-Shirt Design Contest!!

Announcing Equality Mississippi’s first T-shirt Design Contest!!  No design experience needed! Open to anyone age 18 and older!  The winner will get $100!  If you have an idea for a t-shirt that would celebrate the LGBTQ community and the mission of Equality Mississippi we want to hear from you!!  The contest will begin on May 01, 2013.  Get the official rules here.