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LGBTQIA+ Programming & Initiatives
The University of Mississippi

Pictured above is the “Progress Flag”, designed by artist Daniel Quasar in 2018. Quasar’s goal was to put greater emphasis on inclusion and progression in LGBTQIA+ movements, by including black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.

Healing, Allyship, and Action:

Stronger Together

Even as individual people, each one of us holds dozens of different identities, all of which are deeply interlaced to make us who we are. Race, sexual orientation, and gender are identities in particular that have deep and true impacts on how we navigate through social settings, the opportunities available to us, the difficulties we face, and more. It is essential to acknowledge these intersections as we move continuously forward in creating safer, more equitable, and more inclusive communities.

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arberry, and Tony McDade bring to bear the painful reality of racial injustice in America. In times like these, when social injustice grips our national, local, and university communities, The Stronger Together Dialogue Series seeks to provide opportunities for healing, effective allyship, and action that creates a better world. Visit the Stronger Together page on the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement site for more information and opportunities to join these conversations.

Below please find resources, readings, and tools that specifically speak to the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender in regards to issues of racial injustice in the U.S. and across the world.

Readings/Media on the Origins of LGBTQ+ Pride & Racial Justice

Readings on Violence Against Black Women & Women of Color

Toolkits & Resources

Intersectional Perspectives on Race, Sexuality, & Gender

Organizations & Groups to Follow and Support