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No ‘Safe Harbor’: LGBT Rights Group May Challenge HB 1523 After Bostock Ruling

After the Bostock ruling, the Campaign for Southern Equality wants to once aga challenge the Mississippi Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, also known as HB 1523, which grants individuals who cite certain religious beliefs about marriage or gender identity the right to discriminate against LGBT people in adoptions, hiring practices, housing, health-care coverage and certain medical services.

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A Lesbian Belle’s Out and Proud Path from Mississippi to the Stage and Page

A purple boa curls into a feathery collar on the cover of Elizabeth McCain’s new book—a whimsical nod to her knowing half-smile, her extrovert nature and a pivotal moment that preceded her life as a lesbian. The boa shows up early in her just-published memoir, “A Lesbian Belle Tells: OUTrageous Southern Stories of Family, Loss, and Love,” as a prop in a ploy that goes maddeningly sideways.

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Love In The Time of Corona

“Social distancing,” the term used to describe proximity restrictions to prevent transmission of viruses, is a disruption of our cultural and social norms, and many people are still struggling with that. My family, friends, and hula brothers normally greet each other with hugs and kisses. We join hands in prayer.

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