Archive for March, 2012

Permit snafu cuts Jackson gay rights march short

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

A planned gay rights march to the state Capitol was shut down today by Jackson police officers, citing an improper permit for the march. The participants had intended to walk along city sidewalks from Cups in Fondren to the Capitol steps, said Fondren March for Equality organizer Bob Gilchrist. However, Sgt. James McGowan said Gilchrist  Read More »

Group Calls For Gay Marriage In Mississippi

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

JACKSON, Miss. — Members of the gay community came to the state Capitol Thursday calling for marriage equality. The group was set to march from Fondren to the Capitol, but was stopped when police said they didn’t have their permit paperwork. Instead the group came to another news conference for HIV/AIDS funding and held up signs  Read More »

Press Release: LGBT March in Mississippi Shut Down by Police

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2012 Media Contact: Zach Magee, GetEQUAL Mississippi Lead Organizer, Police Tell LGBT Mississippians It’s Illegal to Be Openly Gay in the State Permit for Rally Denied at Last Minute, Citing “Safety Concerns” JACKSON, MS — Gay Mississippians tried to rally in Jackson this morning to draw attention to the need  Read More »