Momentum for extending equality to the LGBTQ community is happening in Mississippi. Through our Advocacy Department and in response to House Bill 1523, the ACLU of Mississippi asked about two dozen mayors to show their support for the LGBTQ community by:

1. Publicly denouncing the passage of HB 1523

2. Passing a non-discrimination policy/ordinance

3. Declaring June 26th as LGBTQ Equality Day

The ACLU of Mississippi is thrilled about the progress that municipalities are making to ensure equality and stand with the LGBTQ community.

City of Jackson

The City of Jackson, Mississippi's capitol city, recently passed a proclamation stating its commitment to advancing equality for the LGBTQ community. This after the City of Jackson passed a comprehensive anti-discrimination policy that prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

The proclamation will be presented during PRIDE events on Saturday, June 26th.

City of Natchez

The City of Natchez answered our call, issuing this letter that includes its support of LGBTQ Equality Day on June 26th for all time and the resolution stating the City's commitment to diversity and hospitality.

We will continue to update this page as we receive more information from other cities.