| In 2006,
‘NSync’s Lance Bass came out publicly as gay. Once the “most
beloved son” of his home state of Mississippi, he was instantly rejected
and his hopes that Mississippi could ever embrace change were dashed. Four
years later, the story of a Mississippi youth made national headlines. Constance
McMillen was suing her school for denying her the right to go to prom with
Something was shifting in one of the most socially conservative places in America. This gave Lance, and so many others, a glimmer of hope for change in the state they call home.
MISSISSIPPI: I AM, examines the relatively new battle on the part of primarily young LGBT people to bring gay civil rights and visibility out in the open and beyond division.
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