This year’s Oxford Pride Parade is set for Saturday, May 4 after a week-long celebration. Southern Studies will participate in the parade at 2 p.m. (check out the banner designed by M.F.A student Neen Talbott) followed by Pride on the Plaza in front of the Union from 3 to 5 p.m. with a “pride guide,” which lists projects, classes, etc., that explore LGBTQ+ themes created by faculty, staff, or students in the last five years.

Documentary Projects:

Good Love is Black: A Podcast on Black Queer Living in the American South

Danielle Buckingham, MA, MFA

The Hollidays in Mississippi, MFA thesis film & photography

Christina Huff, MA and MFA

The Southern Front: Gay Liberation Activists In The U.S. South And Public History Through Audiovisual Exhibition

Hooper Schultz, MA, MFA

Dear Hubert Creekmore: An Archival Search into the Life of a Queer Mississippi Writer

Mary Knight, MA, MFA

Queering Oxford: The Long Path to Pride

Julia Kraus, MA

Queer Mississippi Oral History Project

Mutual Aid Through Food: Community Care Networks in New Orleans”

Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Project

Pulp Fact: How Orange Juice Created the Sunshine State”

Gravy Podcast Episode

Hidden in Plain Sight: Las Pulgas of New Orleans”

Gravy Podcast Episode


Queer Mississippi

Sociology/History/Gender Studies/Southern Studies

Intro to Gender and Sexuality in the South

Southern Studies


“It’s Scary Behind the Dairy” by Faron Levesque

“A Crowded Table” by Silas House

“Your Fried Chicken Has Done Drag” by Martin Padgett