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Lila Shapiro

How An 'Anti-Gay' Mississippi Town Stopped A Gay Bar From Opening

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Last spring, Pat "PJ" Newton applied for a local business license to open a bar and cafe in Shannon, Miss., two hours away from her Memphis, Tenn., ho...

Lesbian Opens Lawsuit Against Mississippi Town For Denying Gay Bar Permit

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

JACKSON, Miss. — A woman is suing the leaders of a north Mississippi town, accusing them of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by ...

Lila Shapiro

Lawsuit Alleges Mississippi Town Repeatedly, Unconstitutionally, Refused Gay Business Licenses

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices

SHANNON, Miss. -- For years after O'Hara's bar closed, old customers and friends would implore Pat "PJ" Newton to reopen. There were no other gay esta...