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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!

http://issuu.com/eqms/docs/final_miss_rural_summit_agenda?e=18624874/14704176

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.

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.