GLAAD stops in Jackson for dialogue on LGBT acceptance - - Jackson, MS

GLAAD stops in Jackson for dialogue on LGBT acceptance

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Studies show Mississippi has more same sex parents than any other state in the nation.

That's one reason GLAAD made a stop in the Capital City Saturday night, hoping to open a dialogue with others about LGBT couples.

GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis says they hope to accelerate acceptance by sharing stories of gay and lesbian couples in the South through documentary productions.

"We filmed two mini-documentaries that we'll be premiering on this trip, one from Georgia and one from South Carolina. And then the other four states, we're filming them as we go along, so it's really about telling real peoples' stories to change hearts and minds," Ellis said.

Ellis said the response she's seen through the organization's Southern Stories tour have been very encouraging.

"The community has welcomed us. People are really excited that we're here. They're excited for a partnership with GLAAD, understanding how we work, us understanding how they work, and understand how we can bring that together and accelerate acceptance in the South," Ellis added.

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