POA MapToday, the Human Rights Campaign released a video showcasing the experiences of LGBT people and their families. The video essay is one component of the organization’s Project One America program.                                     

“People love their Southern roots, their families and they don’t want to leave their homes. So they are choosing to boldly speak out to effect change,” said Brad Clark, director of Project One America. “The interviews in this video are a courageous testament to the strength of LGBT people in the South.”

The video captures testimonies of LGBT people in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas, sharing stories of discrimination as well as hope and aspiration living and working in the South.

Participants in each of the ten stories represent various backgrounds and detail real-life issues related to growing up, raising families, and working in the South, while identifying as LGBT. 

“These stories paint a picture of what life is like when our friends and neighbors have no protections from discrimination," said Clark.

Project One America is an unprecedented effort to dramatically expand LGBT equality in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. HRC is making a deep and lasting $8.5 million investment concentrated in these three states.

To learn more about Project One America, visit www.hrc.org/projectoneamerica

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