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Gay Pride Parade will take place in Starkville

It was a packed house inside and out at Starkville City Hall last night as aldermen revisited a move denying a parade permit to an LGBT group. After hearing public input from both sides of the issue, a motion was…

Starkville, MS says no to Gay Pride Parade request

Leaders of a Mississippi college town have denied a request to host the city's first gay pride parade, a decision that left some members of the group in tears and drew criticism from the mayor. Starkville Pride, an LGBT support…

Religious Freedom law appeal

A second appeal has been filed by same-sex marriage supporters who want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Mississippi law letting government workers and business people cite religious objections to refuse service to LGBT people. The Monday appeal comes…

HB1523 goes into effect Friday

The controversial House Bill 1523, which gives public officials, business owners, and service providers the ability to refuse service to any individual based on religious belief, has now become law. The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has…

More legal fight ahead over LGBT law

A federal appeals court says Mississippi can start enforcing a law that will let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny services to same-sex couples. Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judge’s decision that…

Hate crime sentence is victory for LGBT advocates

It’s a big victory for LGBT advocates on the Coast: the sentence the Mississippi man received for the first-ever conviction of federal hate crime charges for the killing of a transgender woman. A federal judge sentenced Joshua Vallum to 49…

Lawsuit over cremation

A lawsuit accuses a South Mississippi funeral home of going back on an agreement to cremate an 86-year-old man after he died and owners learned he was gay. According to the Mississippi State Court Lawsuit, Picayune Funeral Home said paperwork…

Religious Accommodations Act Appeal

A federal appeals court is hearing arguments about Mississippi’s controversial religious accommodations act that would allow merchants to cite religious beliefs to deny services to same sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves halted the law before it could take…

Washington court rules against florist in gay wedding case

The Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke anti-discrimination laws. The nine justices posted their unanimous ruling on Thursday. Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, Washington, had been…

Governor Bryant Appeals LGBT Decision

Governor Phil Bryant is asking a federal appeals court to uphold a state law that allows merchants and government employees to cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocked the law…

Religious Objections

A federal judge has denied a request by Governor Phil Bryant to allow the religious accommodations act to take effect during the appeal process. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves the same judge who blocked the law hours before it would…

Murder Raises Concerns for Transgender Community

The Coast’s transgender community is expressing concerns over the murder in Jackson County. As the transgender community still recovers from the mass shooting in Orlando, the murder of a transgender woman here on the Coast is a tough blow to…

U.S. Judge To Hear Anti-1523 Arguments

On Monday, a federal judge will hear arguments over challenges to a law that many are labeling discriminatory. House Bill 15-23 or the religious accommodations act will become law July first unless it is blocked by U.S. district judge "Carlton…

U.S. Judge To Hear Anti-1523 Arguments

Today, a federal judge will hear arguments over challenges to a law that many are labeling discriminatory. House Bill 1523 or the Religious Accommodations Act will become law July first unless it is blocked by U.S. District Judge "Carlton Reeves".…

On The Phone: Dylon Hoffpauir

Guest live on the phone. Dylon Hoffpauir, a resident of Orlando tells us about the reaction over the Shooting in Orlando.

LGBT Pride Month

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation yesterday designating June as LGBT Pride Month. News 25’s Kendra Turley caught up with locals in the LGBT community to hear more about the importance of the commemorative month. The month of June is…

June Declared LGBT Pride Month

Declaring that “no person should be judged by anything but the content of their character,” President Barack Obama signed a proclamation yesterday designating June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.” Every year since the start of his presidency,…

Protesters Rally Against House Bill 1523

Protesters who rallied in Bay Saint Louis Sunday say there's no room for hate in our state. Dozens of people with signs against house bill15-23 gather at an intersection in the bay. The group chanted as cars passed by the…

Target’s New Transgender Bathroom Policy

Target’s new policy on bathroom use is attracting mixed reactions from customers with some now calling themselves former customers. The company now allows transgender employees and guests to use the bathroom they most identify with. The announcement was made on…

No Hate in our State Rally in Gulfport

In light of a rally supporting the Religious Accommodations Act today in Jackson, LGBT activists and allies want to make sure their voice is heard too. Gulfport resident and LGBT activist Charlotte Ferguson will host a public rally at Jones Park…

Wanting Bryant To Resign

The national LGBTQ task force is calling on Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi to resign saying his signing of House Bill 15-23 was immoral, and saying the law unduly infringes on basic human rights. In more back lash over the…