Education is an integral part of the Winter Institute’s mission. What better way to educate ourselves than via a good read?
With that in mind, we launched a monthly book give away recommending books we’re reading and reflecting on.
This month’s book is “Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi” by award-winning author John F. Marszalek III.
From the Publisher:
In Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi, John F. Marszalek III shares conversations with same-sex couples living in small-town and rural Mississippi. In the first book of its kind to focus on Mississippi, couples tell their stories of how they met and fell in love, their decisions on whether or not to marry, and their experiences as sexual minorities with their neighbors, families, and churches. Their stories illuminate a complicated relationship between many same-sex couples and their communities, influenced by southern culture, religion, and family norms.