Becoming Jes Simmons: From Gender Dysphoria to Authenticity

Jes Simmons’ relationship with her transness growing up in Natchez was not only indescribable to her personally, but also to the rest of her world. Christine Jorgensen, the United States’ first widely known openly trans person, had only recently come into the public eye in 1952, and the words transgender and gender dysphoria were hardly the mots du jour they are now. 

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12,700 Mississippi Students, Teachers Quarantined; 1,248 COVID-19 Positive

Mississippi school officials have ordered at least 12,700 students, teachers or school staff members to quarantine because of confirmed or potential COVID-19 infections since the start of school, new figures from the Mississippi State Department of Health show. The numbers, announced today, only cover cases or quarantines reported as of Friday, Aug. 28, and include 1,248 educators and students with known novel coronavirus infections.

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