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Recently, HRC Mississippi staff joined members and supporters at a house party in Tupelo to discuss the ongoing work for full LGBTQ equality around the state. Rob Hill, HRC Mississippi state director, shared information about specific actions of HRC Mississippi and used the gathering as an opportunity to enlist support from those in attendance.

HRC has been very active in Tupelo and throughout northeast Mississippi over the last several years. HRC’s #LoveYourNeighbor campaign has shared videos and stories of the unique experiences of LGBTQ people and allies in Northeast Mississippi. The project was funded by a generous grant from Toyota, which has a manufacturing plant in Blue Springs, just outside of Tupelo.

Additionally, as part of the #LoveYourNeighbor campaign, HRC released two television advertisements that aired for two weeks in March of this year in the Northeast Mississippi media market, which includes the cities of Tupelo, Columbus and Starkville.

We are grateful to the people who showed up at the party and to the many people who shared their stories through the #LoveYourNeighbor campaign.  Their participation is having a tangible impact and moving equality forward in the Magnolia State, particularly in northeast Mississippi.

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