Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition is a collaboration of people and organizations who believe that no student should ever feel too afraid to go to school.

Harassment, bullying, and unfair school policy can make schools into hostile places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth or young people who are perceived to be queer. We train students and allies to make schools safer while fighting for long-term policy change.

November 5, 2015
Ben-cuda Stowers

Action Camp Miami

Miami, FL – We arrived in Florida to our hotel mid-afternoon after a long drive from Mississippi. The accommodation was beautiful. My specific room was on the fifth floor of the property with a view of the back of the property including the pool. I took a shower and readied myself for the opening session of

October 12, 2015
Natt Offiah

#MSNCOD: National Coming Out Day 2015

Mississippi  – This October MSSC celebrated National Coming Out Day with our local GSAs by participating in MS NCOD, our first annual Mississippi specific National Coming Out Day. Schools from around the state as members of the MS GSA Network participated in the MSNCOD. They spread the word to their fellow classmates and teachers, telling them

October 3, 2015
Anna Davis

Jackson-Area Teen Community GSA

MSSC hosts a biweekly community based GSA and open space for LGBT youth and their allies. The Jackson Area Community GSA is a space for youth from all across the Central Mississippi area to come together to discuss issues around sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, class, discrimination in schools and anything else we can

May 1, 2015
Anna Davis

LGBTQ Racial Justice Organizers convene in Jackson

Jackson, MS – Last weekend, MSSC welcomed organizers from all over the region as part of GSA Network’s Regional Organizers Convening (aka ROC).  A majority of those present work with MSSC on the annual summer queer youth camp – QYLTS Action Camp, which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama this year. In Mississippi, as in other areas