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Jackson City Council Passes LGBT-inclusive Non-Discrimination Policy

Unity Mississippi proudly applauds the City of Jackson on the passage of the its LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi concert over new religious law

Bryan Adams has cancelled a concert in Mississippi over the US state’s new controversial religious liberty law.

The Nation Responds to #HB1523

Click through to read reactions and statements from across the nation.

Watch: A Mississippi Love Story

A Mississippi Love Story now available to view for free!

Mississippi Pride 2015 is fast approaching!

This year’s celebration includes many fun, entertaining, and educational events which will be held this June 26-28 at various locations in Jackson—including the gorgeous grounds of the Museum of Art in Jackson.

Mississippi Pride 2015

Pride month is here. With the potential for marriage equality to be a reality in Mississippi, what better way to celebrate than a Pride Celebration.

An Open Letter to Governor Phil Bryant and AG Jim Hood

An open letter from Unity Mississippi regarding the unconstitutional gay-marriage ban in Mississippi.

Eighth Mississippi City Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Resolution

The City Council of Jackson, MS, has made its city the eighth in The Hospitality State to pass a resolution declaring its stance against discrimination.
Through the leadership of Councilmen Melvin Priester and Charles Tillman, who sponsored the introduction of the resolution, Jackson will join a growing list of Mississippi cities and towns – including Starkville, Oxford, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, and Magnolia – which have declared themselves inclusive, welcoming, and non-discriminatory
“I’m excited to see Mississippi’s capital and largest city recognize that diversity, including LGBTQ citizens, is a critical …

“Turn Away The Gays” Bill Comes To Mississippi

It’s very important that you contact your House representative to express your feelings about this bill.

Jackson, MS Fails Miserably in 2012 Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign today debuted its Municipal Equality Index, a ratings list of U.S. cities that evaluates local LGBT rights and anti-discrimination laws.  The index operates much like the HRC’s heavily-followed Corporate Equality Index. Jackson, Hinds and Mississippi failed miserably. Out of 100 possible points, Jackson scored 8. We must change this. Join us on Facebook to share ideas on how we can change this for the better and stay tuned for future actions.
Via press release:
The Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the first ever rating system of LGBT inclusion in municipal law, finds that while …