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The County Where Gay People Don't Exist: VIDEO

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Franklin County, Mississippi is ranked as one of the least hospitable county for gay couples because none were counted in the U.S. Census, so CNN's John Sutter went there to find out if that was the case:

2_franklinI drove to this place of rolling hills and misty valleys with a few questions on my mind: Can there really be such a thing as an all-straight county? If so, what is it like to be someone who never has met a gay person? Do you just watch "Glee" and figure it out?

If there are gay people in Franklin County, what keeps them hidden?

I spent a few days searching for answers before I realized I was making the wrong assumptions: It's not that gay people here (or anywhere really) want to be in the closet, necessarily. It's the rest of the world that pushes them in and shuts the door.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. 300 years?

    Yes, I'm including the 100 years before the Mississippi Territory became a state.

    There were Black Mississippians who were murdered for factors having to do with race and were never counted in the lynching statistics, but their families knew what happened to them.

    In PBS' "Eyes On The Prize" we were reminded that when they searched Mississippi rivers for the bodies of Schwerner, Goodman and Cheney there were other Black bodies that turned up whose deaths had not been recorded as "lynchings".

    Yes, thousands.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 25, 2013 4:20:29 PM


  2. Got specifics?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Mar 25, 2013 4:32:07 PM


  3. About 8,000 blacks are killed by blacks in the US each year.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Mar 25, 2013 4:39:06 PM


  4. It's well done. I don't see how telling the truth about the south is having an anti-southern bias.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Mar 25, 2013 5:38:34 PM


  5. "About 8,000 blacks are killed by blacks in the US each year."

    Yeah, they're following your plan, you miserable White supremacist hag.

    And when they kill a few Whites hopefully they'll luck up on you.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 25, 2013 5:54:27 PM


  6. That was an interesting report.

    Posted by: jaragon | Mar 25, 2013 5:55:03 PM


  7. Derrick - You're too funny.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 25, 2013 7:47:47 PM


  8. And when they kill a few Whites hopefully they'll luck up on you.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly

    They kill plenty of whites. In fact at astounding rate which if reversed the likes of you would call it an attempt at genocide.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 25, 2013 9:03:01 PM


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