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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...

Was Marco McMillian Killed Because Of His Sexual Orientation?

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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...

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.