Gov. Bill Lee, who has said he will sign the anti-drag show bill in Tennessee, was outed for cross-dressing when he was a youngster, with pictures, and then lashed out at a reporter for asking if he felt any hypocrisy. Gov. Bill Lee erupted: "Ridiculous question!" It's wrong to "conflate," he practically shouted, a harmless bit of white male fun with "sexualized entertainment." It's sexualized entertainment for Bill Lee because he can't help himself thinking about dick.
J.W. Williamson was the founding editor in 1972 of the Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review, which he edited until July of 2000. He has taught college classes in Appalachian history, cultural politics, and literature, and he has lectured widely on the pop-culture history of "Appalachia" in the American consciousness. His books include Interviewing Appalachia, Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films, and Hillbillyland: What the Mountains Did to the Movies and What the Movies Did to the Mountains. He has won the Thomas Wolfe Award given by the Western North Carolina Historical Society, the Laurel Leaves Award given by the Appalachian Consortium, a special Weatherford Award given by Berea College, and the Cratis Williams-James Brown Award given by the Appalachian Studies Association.
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