1. Kei Yuuki

    This is sickening. It makes me angry at the FBI for doing nothing, the local Police for doing nothing… If this woman can get away with it, I would tell the FBI since they have no plans on pursuing this, then they would have no plans to persue them when they burn the Millsaps place down.. If the FBI say they would go to jail if they did that, then I would tell the FBI to get off their Big Fat Duffs and and do something about it. I would sue every law enforcement agency that was within jurisdiction, and the insurance company, the Millsaps, and The City and State Government. I would also write a plea to the President of the United States about how This city still facilitates underhanded methods of justice.. what will be next, hanging black people?


  2. Please tell me where I can send a check to this family? Thank you for writing this piece.


  3. Janie

    Sent e-mail and I hope all Family members will and their supporters

  4. Cj

    This sent chills down my spine. I lived only five mins from them and I am also a lesbian. I have children from when I was younger and it scares me to think of how crazy people are. I believe in my heart that one day the world will understand and except us because we are good people but will it be to late? I have not faced alot of pred. in this area but I have some and to think I am not out screaming I am gay. When will people change? Oh to the first comment, hanging black people, yes in this area that is the norm in some peoples mine. There are alot of back woods rednecks, not everyone, but there are alot. I have mixed kids and have went for a walk and had people just getting out of church yell out nigg.r lover at me.

  5. Ella

    Thanks for this post! I sent an email to their insurance company urging them to reimburse the Stuttes for their losses & costs. Wanted to point out that a huge number of young people have actually reclaimed the word “queer.” Almost every single gay/trans/bi person I went to college with earlier this decade described and continue to proudly describe themselves as queer, partly because its ambiguity can encompass being any variety of homo/bi/pansexual, transgendered, or genderqueer identity. So it’s no longer just a slur–although clearly the Stutte’s neighbor used it as one.

  6. RT

    Labels aside (homo/hetero, etc.), I believe this is a story about lower-versus-higher consciousness. In the wake of such a senseless act, the Stuttes have demonstrated an all-too-often absent societal perspective. I am encouraged and gladdened to hear of their desire to see their former neighbor held accountable, yet not necessarily villified (my words). This attitude ultimately fosters non-violence, reconciliation, and forgiveness, which leads to the best type of healing. I am somehow not amazed that Millsaps (or millions of others with this mindset) was capable of such an act. I believe that there will be a day, either sooner or later, that the full import of what she’s done will become clear to her, and I do not envy her the pain she will experience on that day. The far-reaching effects of her act of violence will cause her even more alienation, separation, and pain which is not so easily soothed. Let us direct our energies to supporting the Stuttes and holding the insurance company to their word (i.e. contract). Let us resist the urge to either actively or passively shout for revenge, and instead, shout for support, community, and higher consciousness. I am deeply sorry that the Stuttes have had to bear this insult, but it was not just a physical fire they experienced. This was a tempering fire that strengthens the steel and the resolve. This fire has brought together several communities of often vastly differing values and shown us the ultimate denominator, the ultimate label. We are, all of us, HUMAN. Much love to the Stuttes, and yes, much love to Janice Millsaps, who is ultimately in most need…

  7. Emily

    I wonder if the ACLU would be helpful? The hate crime puts this in their arena and the clout they hold as a recognized name would garner some negative attention and pressure on the insurance company.

    I will contact the insurance company and let them know they have lost my business since I really am shopping around for home insurance!

  8. George

    My partner and I have a fantastic homeowners and car insurance agent. His name is Mansour Hasan, and he is with State Farm Insurance. When I changed from Farmers Insurance Group after 20 years, Mansour came out to our house, as I requested, sat at the table and we discussed everything that was on our minds. We got better coverage at a better price! My partner was pleased too, and he isn’t easily pleased when it comes to stuff like this! LOL

  9. sandra

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start a petition! You have so much information, and a petition can really add some traction to the Suttes’ tragic story and help. All of us on Facebook will sign, post, and share–hopefully sending the petition across even 10% of the 350,000,000 Facebook users. Here’s a link for creating a petition on change.org/gay:



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