Teddy Mars, a trans man living outside New Orleans, Louisiana, is the host of Carnival Kings, a drag king troupe that performs every month in the French Quarter. Mars talks about drag and living trans in the South on Out Here in America podcast.
Openly gay Lexington KY Judge Ernesto Scorsone talks about the fight to overturn Kentucky's anti-sodomy law, coming out as a politician, and being an advocate for LGBTQ equality in the Bluegrass area of the Deep South on Out Here in America.
Devin Ladner, a Kiln MS native living in New Orleans LA, talks about being a stripper at Penthouse club and coming out as LGBT to her Gulf Coast family on the Out Here in America podcast. Devin is engaged to Alex Hebert, who is gender queer.
On the "Out Here in America" podcast, Ann Madden, a Bay St. Louis MS artist and photographer, tells why she created a sign to combat HB 1523, the "religious freedom" law, that made it legal for businesses to deny service to LGBTQ people.
Dannie Landry, the managing partner for Veaux Bar & Grill in East Biloxi, Mississippi, is a progressive bar that welcomes LGBTQ people and anyone else. Landry's bar also runs a popular drag queen performance series, Vixens of Veaux.
In this episode of the LGBTQ podcast "Out Here in America," Kimberly Davis of Brinson, Georgia, talks about transitioning to a trans woman after keeping his sexual identity secret for 60 years in the Sun Herald's Biloxi MS newsroom.
The second season of ‘Out Here in America, a podcast by the Sun Herald and McClatchy, explores what it’s like being LGBT in the Deep South and other rural areas in America, as well as larger cities like New Orleans and New York.
Alliance Theater, one of Atlanta’s premier theater companies, has resurrected its adaptation of Gulfport native Natasha Trethewey’s “Native Guard,” this time not in a traditional playhouse, but at the Atlanta History Center, where it is being deliberately — and provocatively — staged just steps from the museum’s Civil War exhibition.