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  1. Anti-Gay Klan Fliers Delivered Under Cloak of Darkness Threaten Mississippi ResidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Towleroad

    Residents of Ocean Springs, Mississippi received anti-gay fliers from a Ku Klux Klan chapter encouraging them to stand up against homosexuality. The flier urged "all Mississippians to expose the corrupt nature of Homosexual deviants," and that "until the day that God sends the glorious Phinas [ sic ] Priests to strike down those who bow to Satan, the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan will leave the light on for you!" Resident Douglas Myatt explained to local TV station WXXV25 : "I went out this morning to the front yard, just to look around and there was a plastic bag in the driveway with a piece of paper in it and it had a rock in it to keep it from blowing away."


  2. Watch LIVE: LGBT March on Governor Bryant's Mansion in Jackson, MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | Towleroad

    HRC: "Advocates are marching from the Capitol to the Governor's Mansion for the rally, calling on Mississippi state lawmakers to listen to the broad chorus of fair-minded voters, national and local businesses, entertainers and sports figures, calling for the repeal of this discriminatory measure."


  3. HRC Announces May 1 March on Mississippi Governor's Mansion to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Towleroad

    "On April 5, 2016, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law H.B. 1523, 'The Religious Liberty Accommodations Act,' which would allow individuals, religious organizations and private associations to use religion to discriminate against LGBT Mississippians in some of the most important aspects of their lives, including at work, at schools, and in their communities.


  4. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Mocks Celebs Boycotting the State...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Towleroad

    In an interview with Jackson, Mississippi's WAPT , Governor Phil Bryant made fun of the artists and musicians boycotting the state over the anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill, calling the boycotts attention-getting stunts for washed-up celebrities. "All of a sudden we have one guy from the 1980s that canceled a concert and we all want to talk about that.


  5. Topher Payne's 'Perfect Arrangement' Takes on Govt's Anti-Gay Witch-Hunt: INTERVIEWRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2015 | Towleroad

    Perfect Arrangement , which opens Off-Broadway October 15 at Primary Stages , gives a lesser-known - and totally terrifying - moment in gay history a clever sitcom treatment. Written by Atlanta-based scribe Topher Payne, the play is set during the "lavender scare" in the 1950s, when the U.S. state department fired hundreds of employees over allegations of homosexuality.


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