“Starkville Stars” is our monthly series recognizing the members of the Starkville community seeking to make the Golden Triangle home and haven for LGBTQ+ folks! We dedicate each post to someone that has made or will make a great impact on not only Starkville, but the Golden Triangle and Mississippi as a whole. Know someone that deserves a nomination? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Issue #1 - Brianna Brown
Y'all have loved the graphics this year and it's all thanks to one person, Brianna Brown! She's been on top of the game since Starkville Pride was founded, I bet you didn't know, she designed our logo! Brianna is an Architecture student at Mississippi State University who will be headed into her final year after this year’s Pride Fest! She’s been killing it with every design and we think you’ll love her gift to you when you drive down Hwy 12 this February! We love her and we know you will too! Come say “Hi!” at PrideFest 2020 on March 20th and 21st!
Issue #2 - Yashaswin Sridhar
Check out Pride’s official photographer for Pride 2020, Yashaswin Sridhar, and give this awesome MSU student some love! He works with event photography and has expanded his range to portraits and more! Originally from Bombay, India, Yashaswin is currently a Psychology student at MSU and is hoping to work with Psychotherapy with minoritized groups in India, including LGBTQ+ people! Swipe to see some of his event photography from Pride 2019 or his IG profile to check out more of his talent!
Issue #3 - Nelle Cohen
A Starkville legend, Nelle Cohen is a champion for LGBTQ+ rights in Mississippi! Recently invited to serve on the Advisory Board for the LGBTQ Fund of MS, Nelle believes in Good Causes and especially that there are good people in Mississippi! Nelle spreads kindness, love, and acceptance everywhere she can! If you know anything about MSU Athletics, you know Nelle is there! Her husband John Cohen makes all of Starkville proud and she’s a proud parent to Jordan and Avery and three rescues Betty, Mabel, and Cleo! We’re so happy to have Nelle here in Starkvegas and we know you will be too!