Facts about interracial dating
A distinct odor of cigarette smoke fills the air as I enter a small gay bar hidden in one of the less desirable neighborhoods of Jackson, Mississippi.
Smoking was banned in Mississippi bars a few years ago, but the scent still lingers like a stain that can never quite come out.
It's just one of those low-key local bars where you go to enjoy a drink with friends, but the clientele is all gay men.
But then I notice the all-too-familiar hums of gossip coming from the corner.
Their whispers and stares fail to attain a level of subtlety.