The Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement with the Moss Point School District, over Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender harassment at school. It's the first lawsuit filed in Mississippi over LGBT anti-bullying policies in public schools. The suit centered around former student, Destin Holmes, who was 14 when she began attending Magnolia Junior High in Moss Point. Holmes only attended Magnolia for one semester, during which she says she was bullied, singled out by students and teachers, and even called "it" by a teacher during a class exercise. Here is Destin Holmes, from a brief video released by the SPLC.
Sam Wolfe is a Southern Poverty Law Center Civil Rights Attorney. He tells MPB's Desare Frazier more about Destin Holmes's plight, and the new settlement with the Moss Point school district.
For 26 years, the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration has been sharing the rich culture of Mississippi. Starting tonight, the twenty-SIXTH annual festival will embrace the theme, "Bigger Than Life: Extraordinary Mississippians." Joining us with more is the Celebration's founder, Carolyn Vance Smith.