Gay Guide

Mississippi
Pink Star Rating

4

Capital

Jackson

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Gulfport, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Greenville

Gay Age of Consent

Illegal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Illegal

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Mississippi has anti-sodomy laws that criminalises oral or anal sex, between both heterosexual and homosexual adults including in the privacy of their homes. The penalty is 10 years imprisonment. Direct criminal enforcement of these laws against private activity between consenting adults is rare.

Population

2.84 million

Climate

Mississippi has a moderate climate though it is significantly humid during most of the year. The state has a relatively short cold season and a rather long warm season. In January temperatures can reach 10°c and in summer sometimes 32°c. The proximity of the Gulf of Mexico and the prevalence of southerly winds gives the State a more maritime climate. Whilst you can visit Mississippi throughout the year the best time to visit is during the late summer and Autumn when the temperatures fall and it is a bit drier.