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Carey Varnado | Mapping a Modern MS

Monday, August 15, 2016

Carey Varnado is a Hattiesburg-based lawyer who has spent the past thirty-six years helping citizens of Mississippi, and in the last five years, he has become increasingly involved in advocating for the LGBT community.

“I feel that it’s really an obligation of mine to spend part of my time helping people who, for whatever reason, don’t really have an advocate. It’s part why I became a lawyer. Sure, I do a lot of my work simply because it’s routine type legal work, and it’s just like what any other lawyer does. But I have always helped both individuals and groups that I feel needed help for whatever reason, and it’s been a real pleasure doing some things for the LGBT community.”-Carey

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.