gregdavisMayor Greg Davis of Southhaven, Miss., the state’s third-largest city, has come out as gay amid an investigation of his spending habits while on official business, according to a story in the Memphis Commercial Appeal:

“At this point in my life and in my career, while I have tried to maintain separation between my personal and public life, it is obvious that this can no longer remain the case,” Davis said Thursday afternoon at his Southaven home. “While I have performed my job as mayor, in my opinion, as a very conservative, progressive individual — and still continue to be a very conservative individual — I think that it is important that I discuss the struggles I have had over the last few years when I came to the realization that I am gay.”

Read more about Mayor Davis here.

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