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  • From Valley to Vegas, Phillip Wells is remembered

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 21, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    It was Patrick Hoffman’s first time in a gay bar, and he was terrified. Until he met Phillip Wells.

    Wells was tending bar at the Rainbow Club West in Knoxville, Tenn., that night some 10 years ago, and he flashed Hoffman his signature oversized smile.

    “I wasn’t old enough to...