1. Because LGBT people on the Gulf Coast responded to this hateful law by coming together. LGBT people in Mississippi have a long history of surviving by remaining divided in small groups and living in the shadows. Their thinking was if there were not too many of them and they remained out of sight, straight Mississippians would not mind their presence. Before you dismiss that assessment, you should consult John Howard’s excellent book, Men Like That: A Southern Queer Histo
It was a long day and a late night for all of us justice loving people who were there from across the state of Texas to register our opposition to the unjust HB 2899.
Registration didn't start for oral testimony until 10 AM, but when it did I was one of the first peeps at the computer set up in our hospitality room to sign up to have my say. I was surprised because my name got called a little early in the evening to testify, but once again, being in Austin for the last fe