Category Archives: Deep South Daily

In about face, Mississippi uses the landmark marriage ruling to defend its state flag

Ashton Pittman

In 2015, Mississippi said marriage was not a fundamental right. Now, the state seems to agree that it is. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a stunning about face, the state of Mississippi is using the landmark 2015 ruling that legalized marriage for gay couples nationwide to argue in defense of its state flag. […]

A Man’s #MeToo: The Night I Realized Women Are Afraid of Me, Too

One night on campus, I realized that women weren’t just afraid of the “creepy” guys //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I’ve watched countless women share their #MeToo stories over the past two weeks. Well, as a 28-year-old man who is 6 feet tall, I have a #MeToo to share, too. But it isn’t really […]

Harry Chapin and the Secret to Life

Ashton Pittman

I am a professional theatre manager, and I have discovered the secret to life.  In my career, I have held positions with titles like production stage manager, events manager, associate director of operations and production, assistant professor of theatre management, and a multitude of other sometimes-fancy-sounding titles that rarely encompass what I actually do. I […]

It took 214 years, but a woman will become Mayor of New Orleans

Ashton Pittman

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After Saturday night’s election in New Orleans, women will face each other in a runoff for mayor, all but guaranteeing that New Orleans will elect its first female mayor – 214 years later after the first mayor, Étienne de Boré, was elected in December 1803. With half of precincts in […]

To Kill a Mockingbird should ‘make people uncomfortable.’ That’s the point.

Ashton Pittman

A Mississippi school district’s decision to ban the classic because it causes discomfort shows they don’t understand the purpose of teaching literature //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In a spectacularly boneheaded move, Biloxi school administrators pulled American classic To Kill a Mockingbird from its 8th grade curriculum because, according to School Board Vice President […]

Photo Gallery: Hattiesburlesque’s Halloween 2017 Show

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HB 1523 goes into effect, allowing “religious objections” to serving LGBT people in Mississippi

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Campaign for Southern Equality vows to fight on Mississippi’s law legalizing discrimination against gay and transgender Mississippians is now in effect. The law – commonly referred to as HB 1523 – went into effect after midnight, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, October 10th. It protects people […]

Southern Miss removes “Man Crush Monday” post dedicated to Phil Bryant after his anti-gay law is upheld

Full Disclosure: The author of this article is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism. //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A “Man Crush Monday” post dedicated to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was taken down after a Fifth Circuit Court paved the way for implementation of his anti-LGBT […]

Birmingham’s mayor-elect vows bold, progressive leadership

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); On Tuesday, Birmingham voters elected 36-year-old Randall Woodfin to be its new mayor. He defeated incumbent Mayor William Bell by nearly 20 points. Woodfin’s campaign focused heavily on issues of poverty, with vows to create jobs, raise the minimum wage to $15, and to work to provide free community […]

Photo Gallery: Joe Biden campaigns for U.S. Senate Candidate Doug Jones in Birmingham

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