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PJ Newton Gay Bar

Lila Shapiro

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Lila Shapiro

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Mississippi Gay Bar Denied License

David Dinielli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Dinielli

Just days after crowds of people in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York took to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court victories, one woman in rural Mississippi took a personal stand against a local form of discrimination.