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Transgender And Trapped In The Deep South

Alena doe not want to live as Christopher, but survival dictates. The post Transgender And Trapped In The Deep South appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Conservative Groups Urge Alabama Supreme Court to Defy SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

SCOTUSblog’s Lyle Denniston reports on a disturbing development in the Deep South’s ongoing fight against nationwide marriage equality. Asked by the Alabama Supreme Court for advice on how to respond to the Supreme Court’s ruling on… The post Conservative Groups Urge Alabama Supreme Court to Defy SCOTUS Marriage Ruling appeared first on Towleroad.

South Carolina KKK Leader promises ‘cross lighting’ Confederate flag protest

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The ongoing Confederate flag debate in the Deep South sparked by the recent hate-motivated church shooting in Charleston was expected to draw hundreds to a rally in South Carolina later this month for a scheduled protest of officials’ call to remove the flag from the State House grounds, the leader...

Southeast Asia links: Bagan's balloons, South China Sea, Thai subs, lethwei and more

An important Human Rights Watch report on Vietnam's persecution of the Montagnards. Myanmar's hidden martial art: lethwei. Don Pathan, a Yala-based analyst, reflects on the ongoing conflict in Thailand's deep south and why Bangkok lacks...Show More Summary

As Charleston Church Mourns, Biden Adds His Prayers

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor was memorialized, after what the authorities described as the racially motivated murder of nine people inside one of the Deep South’s most historic churches.

Head Start program played anti-segregation role in the Deep South

A federal preschool program did more than improve educational opportunities for poor children in Mississippi during the 1960s. The program also gave a political and economic boost to the state's civil rights activists, according to a historian.

The Radical Racist Socialism of the Deep South

With the American South so radically conservative and politically divergent from most of the rest of the country, it's easy to forget that it was not always so. The American...

Southeast Asia links: Thai instability, fake Rohingya photos, Jokowi's corruption problem and more

A rare and important on-the-ground insight from Lindsay Murdoch on the long-running conflict in Thailand's deep south. An excellent piece by Shawn Crispin on the rising spectre of instability in Thailand. BBC Trending exposed the fake...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Is Positively Pleased the Confederate Flag Is Falling in the Deep South: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

With the Confederate flag continuing to come down in Deep South states following last week’s horrific mass shooting in Charleston, Daily Show host Jon Stewart opened last night’s show with some colorful commentary and perspective on the r… The post Jon Stewart Is Positively Pleased the Confederate Flag Is Falling in the Deep South: VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

A surprise move in Alabama: Confederate battle flag comes down

In the Deep South, Alabama is a unique state. For its governor to act unilaterally on the Confederate battle flag took some chutzpah.

Why Are White Racists Always Called “White Trash"?

The United States of America has certain regional divisions. There is the North, and the South. Within the South, there is the Upper South and the Deep South. Within the Deep South, there is South Carolina, and within South Carolina there is Charleston. With an economy based primarily in plantation

Lunch Buffet

Growing up in the Deep South in the 1960s, I was not a big fan of summer, which mainly meant sweating, aside from occasional blessed air conditioned moments in the...

Sale of Fort McPherson inches closer; Army could transfer property by end of month

A deal that paves the way for the conversion of Fort McPherson into a Tyler Perry Studios-centric slice of Hollywood in the Deep South will be signed soon. “That deal will likely close by the end of the month,” Brian Hooker, executive...Show More Summary

The Beast

I grew up in the deep south of the United States, and the neighborhoods were de facto segregated. I was never taught racism, however, so in elementary school when I invited a black kid over to my house, he asked: "Will your parents mind?" I seriously didn't know what he was talking about. Show More Summary

Kids, consent, and hugging Grandma whether you want to or not

When it comes to kids and hugs, I fall strongly, strongly on the side of "only if they want to." I'm a hugger under many circumstances, and the U.S. Deep South certainly encourages it. That said, I'm not an indiscriminate hugger, and...Show More Summary

Look what happens when you put black & white people together in a room in the Deep South

In my travels around the country, I have had similar experiences. Color matters very little – we have a good time just as acquaintances and friends of those we meet.

Photographer Carolyn L. Sherer Documents 'Living in Limbo: Lesbian Families in the Deep South'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Carolyn L. Sherer began photographing lesbians and their families in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2011. Still one year before President Barack Obama even announced his support for same-sex marriage, the risks for these queers in the south — which could (and still can) range from intimidation to physical violence — were high. Show More Summary

Cajun Gator hunters have a run in with Bigfoot

This story comes to us from the deep south when a Cajun Alligator Hunter came across a scene he couldn't explain away. Let's hear his story...

Flashback: Little Richard and Tanya Tucker Spice Up the CMA Awards

For generations of aspiring musicians from the Deep South, country music and R&B are inextricably linked. That was part of the inspiration for a unique blending of performers from both genres for a duets album and corresponding PBS TV special in March of 1994. Rhythm, Country and Blues, released on...

DEA Raids Crack Down on Illegal Painkillers In Deep South

2 months agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Operation Pillution netted over 300 arrests in four southern states.

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