This week kicks off the 8th Annual Pride Week on the University of Mississippi’s campus. The celebration, which includes events across campus and Oxford, culminates with a Pride Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Southern Studies will have a table at Pride on the Plaza, the destination for the parade. Pride on the Plaza is an organizational fair with vendors from across town and campus. For our table we have made a Southern Studies Pride handout with student works, classes, exhibits and conferences that have focused on the LGBTQ community. Below is the handout information in celebration of this year’s Pride Week.

Documentary Projects

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

Danielle Buckingham, M.A., M.F.A.

The Hollidays in Mississippi, MFA thesis documentary film & photography

Christina Huff, M.A., M.F.A.

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

Hooper Schultz, M.A., M.F.A.

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

Mary Knight, M.A., M.F.A.

Queer Mississippi Oral History Project


Queer Mississippi at the Special Collections

Class exhibit open to the public through July 2023

JD Williams Library

SWSW Conference: Yall and/in the Queer South

July-August 2023

Gammill Gallery, Barnard Observatory


Queer Mississippi

Sociology/History/Gender Studies/ Southern Studies

Intro to Gender and Sexuality in the South

Southern Studies


Queer Faulkner

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference

July 23-27, 2023

Southern Writers/Southern Writing

Y’all and/in the Queer South

July 28-30, 2023

Written and compiled by Lilly Slaughter