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.

September 23, 2014
Anna Davis

#WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur

October 1st marks the beginning of National LGBTQ History Month. In celebration of our history and our current work, The Better Together Southern Leadership and Action Cohort (Better Together Cohort) is proud to debut an exciting new photo campaign, #WeAreTheSouth | #SomosElSur, to magnify the robust lives, cross cultural organizing, and dynamic leadership of LGBTQ, People

April 10, 2014
Anna Davis

Day of Silence 2014

Tomorrow (April 11th) students from across the country will be participating in the annual Day of Silence. If your school is participating (even if you aren’t part of a GSA or student organization), make sure to register with GLSEN. Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition along with other Southern partners will be coordinating via Twitter so if

January 3, 2014
Anna Davis

Point Foundation Applications due Jan. 21, 2014

Fall 2014 Undergraduate and Graduate students should apply   We all know finding money for college can be really tough. For LGBT youth that can be especially true as many experience homelessness, family rejection, and school pushout. If you will be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Fall 2014, consider applying for the

December 17, 2013
Anna Davis

Districts and Department of Education should create access to LGBT support materials

Mississippi students can only excel if they have the means to do so. School environments which are supportive, inclusive, and focus on educating tomorrow’s leaders help students succeed. Schools which focus on policing schools by upholding policies which alienate, incarcerate and ultimately focus on creating environments which stifle creativity and innovation. These environments are neither