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Judge Hears Details Of Gay Mississippi Candidate's Slaying

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A Mississippi judge has allowed prosecutors to proceed with their case against a man charged in the death of mayoral candida...

Family Of Slain Gay, Black Mayoral Candidate Demands Answers

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Relatives of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate are renewing their push for a federal investigation. Clarksdale mayoral can...

Mayoral Candidate Died Of Lack Of Oxygen

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. — An autopsy report says a man admitted to killing a Mississippi mayoral candidate in February and that the victim died from lack...

Janell Ross

How A Gay, Black Politician's Death 'Robbed' Mississippi

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Clarksdale, Miss. -- Anyone heading south down U.S. Highway 61 toward Clarksdale might not be surprised by the large tracts of verdant farmland. T...

Understanding Clarksdale: Why History Matters

Françoise N. Hamlin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Françoise N. Hamlin

At 34 years old, Marco McMillian had positioned himself as a politician ready to take on the issues of the day in the small delta city besieged with all the traits of a declining community in a post-Jim Crow reality.

The Next Generation: Calling an End to Hate Crimes

Mia Norton | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Mia Norton

Even if you cannot stand up and speak out for gay rights, you can fight the same fight for life. We each hold the ability and carry the obligation of impacting our world for the better.

Janell Ross

Marco McMillian Funeral: Silence Speaks Volumes

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

CLARKSDALE, Miss. -- Patricia Unger gripped a relative’s arm and walked into a community college gym reconfigured to seat the large, mourning crowd,...

FBI Keeping Tabs On Investigation Of Openly Gay Candidate's Death

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The FBI said Wednesday that it has been monitoring the state investigation into the death of an openly gay mayoral candidate in...

Was Marco McMillian Killed Because Of His Sexual Orientation?

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Though many suspected that racial hatred might have been the motive for McMillian's alleged murder, that possibility was quickly erased when it was reported that Lawrence Reed, a 22-year-old African-American male, had been apprehended and charged with murder in the case.

Lila Shapiro

Gay Rights Advocates, Family And Friends Of Marco McMillian Call For Hate Crime Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Although few hard facts have emerged about the alleged murder of Marco McMillian, the black openly-gay mayoral candidate found dead in Mississippi las...

Dem Rep Calls For Investigation Of Openly Gay Candidate's Death

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi congressman on Tuesday asked the FBI to review the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate to determine if any...

Murdered Mayoral Candidate's Family Convinced Death Was A Hate Crime

The Clarion-Ledger | Emily Le Coz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger JACKSON, Miss. -- The family of Marco McMillian, the Clarksdale mayoral candidate found brutally...

Details Emerge In Grisly Murder Of State's First Openly Gay Candidate

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — The body of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, a family member said Monday. Marco McMillian's godfat...

Dream On...

Patricia Rust | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime
Patricia Rust

The Mississippi of my childhood is the opposite of Mississippi today. Because there was so much discrimination, it has gone the opposite way and has been an example of integration, especially in Clarksdale.

Janell Ross

Gay Black Politician's Alleged Murder Raises Painful Questions In Mississippi

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.01.2013 | Gay Voices

In the days since Marco McMillian’s body was recovered near a Mississippi Delta levee, people around the state and the world have begun to wonder if...

Seeking to Transform Mississippi

Ravi K. Perry | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Ravi K. Perry

For LGBT political candidates of color, seeking public office is inherently a risk. This week, in Mississippi, an out gay black candidate for mayor of Clarksdale was found dead.

Gay Mississippi Mayoral Candidate Found Dead

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- A 22-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of a mayoral candidate, whose body was found near a river levee in t...