The purpose of the Safe Space training program is to create a network of allies for persons of minority sexual orientation, and by doing so, making Millsaps College a safer and more supportive place. The main objectives of Safe Space are:
Who participates in the Safe Space Program?
Program participants may be gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, or heterosexual individuals of the Millsaps College community. Participants must be respectful of confidentiality and supportive of all people, including those who are LGBTQ, to participate fully, equally and openly in the life of this community, without fear or harassment of discrimination. Safe Space participants are informed about pertinent Millsaps' policies, and both on and off campus resources for LGBTQ individuals.
When you see a Safe Space sticker, this person will:
The following faculty, staff, students and friends of Millsaps College are Safe Space "Allies," available to talk openly and confidentially with anyone dealing with LGBTQ issues.
*All Resident Assistants and Foundations Leaders
Counseling Services: ext. 1206
(located on the third floor of College Center)
Wesson Health Center: ext. 1207
(located on the bottom floor of the College Center)
Millsaps Friends and Family Pride Coalition (FFPC)
Mississippi Rainbow Alliance
Mississippi Gulf Coast Gay Community Social Club
USM Gay/Straight Alliance
Mississippi State University (MSU) Spectrum
The University of Mississippi Gay/Straight Alliance
ACLU of Mississippi
Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition
(Activism and education organization promoting equality for Mississippi homosexuals)
P.O. Box 6021 Jackson, MS 39288; (601)936-7673,
Outoberfest (annual gay festival organized by Unity Mississippi)
Camp Sister Spirit
P.O. Box 12 Ovett, MS 39464 (601)344-2005
Mississippi Gay/Lesbian Alliance
5565 Robinson Road Extension, Suite "Q" Jackson, MS 39204; (601) 371-3019
Southern AIDS Commission/Jackson Office
P.O. Box 8457 Jackson, MS 39284; (601)371-3019
AIDS information hotline for Mississippi
GLNH: Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: 888.843.4564
Monday - Friday, 6:00-11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
HIV/AIDS Information: 800.342.2437
National AIDS Info Line
24 hours a day, seven days a week
Support for GLBT Youth: 800.850.8078
Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBTQ Youth
24 hours a day, seven days a week
LYRIC Helpline: 800.969.6884 (800.96YOUTH)
Monday through Saturday, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time
IYG National Hotline: 800.347.8336
Friday & Saturday, 7:00-10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
The Trevor Project operates the nations only 24/7 crisis & suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1700 Kalorama Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009-2624; (202) 332-6483;
Bisexual Resource Center
The International Lesbian and Gay Association (IGLA)
The Point Foundation (provides financial support, mentoring and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity)
Gay.com (Internet site with links to variety of LGB information/programs: news, entertainment, travel, chat rooms, support/discussion groups),
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
Pride Institute (leading provider of in-patient and out-patient programs devoted exclusively to treating the mental health and chemical dependency needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community), 800-54-PRIDE
TwoLives.com is an online bookstore which publishes books for LGBT families
GLBT National Help Center: The GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedication to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. They provide telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States. 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
Human Rights Campaign - Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
919 18th Street N.W., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20006; (202) 628-4160
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
BiNet USA - Information/Resources on Bisexuality.
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Gay Men's Health Crisis
YouthResource is a Web site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people.
Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Expanding the range and depth of knowledge about contemporary and historical queer art. Be sure to check out the archive!
The Advocate: national gay and lesbian news magazine.
A gay and lesbian perspective on style, entertainment, fashion, the arts, politics, culture, and the world at large.
Bass, E. and Kaufman, K. (1996). Free your mind: The book for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth and their allies. New York: Harper Perennial.
Berzon, B. (1996). Setting Them Straight: You Can Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life. Plume.
Berzon, B. (Ed.). (1992). Positively gay. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.
Berzon, B. (1988). Permanent Partners: Building gay and lesbian relationships that last. New York: Plume.
Curry, H., Clifford, D., and Leonard, R. (revised every year). A legal guide for lesbian and gay couples. Berkeley: Nolo Press.
Degeneres, B. (2000) Just A Mom. Advocate Books.
Degeneres, B. (2000) Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey. Quill.
Fairchild, B. and Hayward, N. (1989). Now that you know: What every parent should know about homosexuality (Updated ed.). San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
Martin, A. (1993). The lesbian and gay parenting handbook. New York: HarperPerennial.
McNeil, J.J. (1988). Taking a chance on God: Liberating theology for gays, lesbians, and their lovers, families, and friends. Beacon Press.
Scanzoni, L.D. and Mollenkott, V.R. (1994). Is the homosexual my neighbor? A positive Christian response (rev. and updated ed.). HarperSanFrancisco.
Schulenberg, J. (1985). Gay parenting: A complete guide for gay men and lesbians with children. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.
Spong, J.S. (1988). Living in sin? A bishop rethinks human sexuality. HarperSanFrancisco.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Mississippi, (601)355-6464
National ACLU, Web Site - http://www.aclu.org/
National ACLU Gay and Lesbian Rights Project, 132 W. 43 rd St., New York, NY 10036;
(212) 549-2500 ext. 545; Contact Name: Lisa Bordeau, Staff Attorney
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
294 Washington St. Suite 740, Boston, MA 02108; (617) 426-1350
Contact Name: Andrea Hilderbran
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, National Headquarters in NY
Safe Harbor Family Church
2147 Henry Hill Drive, Suite 203 Jackson, MS 39204 (601)923-2728
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson
4866 North State Street Jackson, MS 39206 (601)982-5919
Wells United Methodist Church
2019 Bailey Ave., Jackson, MS 39213