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Mississippi town stunned by murder of openly gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian


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Marco McMillian was considered by many to be a man on the rise. The first openly gay mayoral candidate’s body was found near a Mississippi River levee Wednesday morning and stunned residents of his hometown in Clarksdale, Miss.  Authorities are investigating McMillian’s death as a homicide but declined to speculate on the cause of death. Authorities have also said a person of interest was in custody, but released no other details about his murder.

McMillian was a highly respected person in town, the 34-year-old Democrat wasn’t running what many would consider a typical campaign for political office in Mississippi, which is known for its conservative politics.

McMillian, was not only nice looking but he was promising. He had forged ties while serving four years as international executive director of the historically black Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Photos on McMillian’s website and Facebook page show him with a younger Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and with U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat.

Authorities had been looking for McMillian since Tuesday morning when a man crashed the candidate’s SUV into another vehicle on U.S. Highway 49. McMillian was not in the car.

McMillian was hoping to win the office being vacated by Mayor Henry Espy Jr.
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59 thoughts on “Mississippi town stunned by murder of openly gay mayoral candidate Marco McMillian

      1. Many Black males are Murdered each year in Mississippi. So don’t be quick to call this a hate crime @Adam.
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        Could a been, he was an openly gay man.

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      2. Many Black males are Murdered each year in Mississippi. So don’t be quick to call this a hate crime @Adam.
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        Could a been, he was an openly gay man.
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        No it was a homicide not a hate crime.

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  1. From what I know this was not a hate crime.. someone was driving his vehicle and was involved in a head on collision, from what we know so far, Mr. McMillian was not in the vehicle which put up a red flag, the man apparently driving the vehicle confessed to strangling him and dumping his body. So was it a random crime? Is the question.

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  2. This story has been the buzz all week. I bet somebody had this guy killed. He was going to bring some real change to a crappy place.

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    1. Yea they murked his A$$ he was black,gay and running for mayor. I could see that. A random killing Nah.
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      Somebody didn’t want a gay man for mayor.

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  3. This is really a sad tragedy, one could tell that he was a very ambitious and progressive young man.

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  4. Them down home country hicks wasn’t gonna have this gay black monfucker as their mayor. So somebody killed him. I hope they get to the bottom of this.

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      1. So they was in the car together?
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        Yeah him and the dude who killed him.
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        The guy who killed him name was Lawrence Reed. Lawrence Reed is a QUEENNNNN honey now their connection I’m not sure they were either lovers or friends :think: I’m going with lovers. The mayor probably told Reed he wasn’t gone take care of him anymore or some shit b/c Reed looks like a broke queen :shrugs: ya’ll google his pic.

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  5. He was stabbed and burnt before he was killed.
    So now my question is; was he and the guy who killed him lovers??? cus the way he was killed was cruel. This boy didn’t deserve that.

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