Southern Fried Pride events
•Events kick off Oct. 9 with an LGBT South Convening starting at 9 a.m. Representatives from the Campaign for Southern Equality will be present at the Spectrum Center to discuss topics such as health care rights and families where a member is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual.
•A wine, cheese and sexual health event will be held at Pepper’s Parties, Too from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 9. Games, food, beverages and sexual health information will be offered along with opportunities for prizes. Patrons must be 18 to attend this event and 21 to drink.
•The big celebration comes Oct. 10 in Town Square Park from noon-6 p.m. Speakers will include Joce Pritchett, a lesbian running for Mississippi state auditor, musical performances from The Squid and the Whale, and food and drinks from local vendors. A peaceful march through downtown will occur from 2-3 p.m.