Meet Fabian Nelson, Mississippi’s First Openly L.G.B.T.Q. Legislator

 | 
09/03/2023

Only two states in the nation, Louisiana and Mississippi, have never elected an openly L.G.B.T.Q. lawmaker. Now, there will be only one. On Tuesday, Fabian Nelson won a Democratic primary runoff in Mississippi’s 66th state House district, southwest of Jackson, where Republicans have no candidate on the ballot. Mr. Nelson, 38, was raised in the Mississippi Delta by politically active parents. And while he said he believed having a gay man in the State Legislature was significant, the historic nature of his campaign was never his focus. When he campaigned in South Jackson, he talked about the city’s water crisis and about crime. When he campaigned in rural areas, he talked about broadband access and economic development.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 02/25/2024
02/24/2024
A convention celebrating My Little Pony in Russia was deemed “LGBT propaganda” by authorities and shut down by federal agents. The pint-sized ponies are …
Added on: 02/25/2024
02/24/2024
Hanania Ben-Shimon, the IDF reservist who was wounded as he killed one of the terrorists in the attack at the A-Za’ayem checkpoint near Ma’ale …
Added on: 02/25/2024
02/24/2024
A man has been found guilty of killing a transgender woman in the US’s first federal trial over an alleged hate crime based on …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 02/25/2024
A man has been found guilty of killing a transgender woman in the US’s first federal trial over an alleged hate crime based on …
Added on: 02/24/2024
Vice President Kamala Harris and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre are the latest figures to speak out regarding the death of Nex Benedict, …
Added on: 02/23/2024
A conservative Christian family moved to Russia to escape LGBT ideology – only to melt down when their bank accounts were frozen and there were no English …