Not all stories are stories that can be told. Despite the many LGBT individuals experiencing discrimination in the state of Mississippi, none felt comfortable sharing their identity for this project. Sometimes stories of discrimination are too overwhelming for the person or family to recount, as doing so could jeopardize their security, safety, and standing in their community.
Mississippi has passed 8 laws that actively harm LGBT people.Learn more
Can be fired or denied a promotion
Can be evicted from their homes or denied housing
Can be denied service at public establishments, denied medical treatment, or even kicked out of restaurants or businesses
Mississippi’s total population
Total LGBT population
Of LGBT population raising children