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Sarah
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Gender-Bending in the South: How Straightlaced Got Us All Tied Up in Jackson

By Sarah Young, ACLU of Mississippi at 4:24pm
The smell of popcorn is wafting through the Red Room at Hal and Mal’s in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Moviegoers creep through the door, some tentative, others confidently waving at friends and familiar faces. The crowd is small — about 40 people. I recognize a local beloved priest, he himself “in the closet” about supporting an ACLU of Mississippi event. I won’t tell the reporter I saw him inside.
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