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Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Life | 4 comments

Being Gay in the South

These cute brown eyes ask the question, “In the south, what’s worse — being outed at your job or being outed at your church?”

Shanté Wolf-Sisson, 21, and Tori Wolfe-Sisson, 24, were the first couple to marry when same-sex marriage became legal in Alabama on February 9.

In Alabama, it’s legal for LGBT people to lose their jobs or get evicted from their homes because of their sexual orientation. Didn’t know that.

And there are 28 other states where people can be fired for being gay. Didn’t know that, either.

This just in:

Exhilarated by the Supreme Court’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage, gay rights leaders have turned their sights to what they see as the next big battle: bias in jobs and housing.


 Video Source: The Guardian  State Stats: Huffington Post


  1. In southern states, no place is a good place to be outed. I am blue eyed and straight and still would not live in the south. Good luck, ladies.

  2. My family has strong southern roots in GA. Church would be the worst place to be outed, for sure!

  3. i don’t know, leisa. seems to be a touchy subject that you posted about on your site.

    • Most people will have an opinion for sure. What’s yours?

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