Mississippi Lesbian Tries To Open Gay Bar, Gets Blocked By City Council

  • Pat Newton, a lesbian who is trying to open a gay bar in Shannon, Mississippi, said there is a discriminatory “conspiracy” in town to prevent her from getting the appropriate permits. It’s the same bar which was featured in the 2006 documentary “Small Town Gay Bar,” which Newton is trying to reopen. [Advocate]
  • New York City’s newest public advocate Letitia James has become the first-ever African-American woman to hold citywide office. Congrats! [Madame Noire]
  • Seven ways the government shutdown will hit women the hardest … including halting investigations into how colleges are handling sexual assault allegations. [Slate, Huffington Post]
  • Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert on sexism in the literary world and being shunted into the “chick lit dungeon.” [Slate]
  • Journalist Adrienne LaFranace analyzed her own reporting for gender bias and this is what she found. [Medium]
  • Hundreds marched in Columbus, Ohio, to protest new anti-abortion restrictions. [Ms. Magazine]
  • Is it possible to end female genital mutilation (FGM) within one generation? [The F Word UK]
  • Russia has rescheduled a debate on the removal of children from LGBTQ parents. [Advocate]
  • Meet Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio. [New York Times]
  • On the complications of Virginia Johnson, the female anti-hero in “Masters Of Sex.” [Bitch Magazine]
  • Stephen Moffatt blah blah blah “Doctor Who” blah blah blah “female Doctor”¬†blah blah blah. [ONTD]
  • On the “sexual harassment minefield” of women’s daily commutes. [Salon]
  • Filmmaker Jessie Kahnweiler on how she can satirize her own rape through a short film, “Meet My Rapist.” [Forward]
  • Oprah Winfrey will receive The Hollywood Reporter’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award for pioneers in the entertainment industry. [IndieWire]

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