The AggreGAYtor: November 14
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
By Brandon Watson, 3:00PM, Wed. Nov. 14, 2012
Pat Robertson says “hubba hubba,” Frank Ocean hangs with the Kaiser, and Rahm Emanuel goes on the offensive. Butterfly in the sky, today’s AggreGAYtor can go twice as high.
• The Supreme Court is now fully engaged in the “Ross and Rachel” approach in deciding whether they will hear marriage equality cases. Is there a SCOTUS sweeps week? Maybe Nancy McKeon can guest as Scalia’s streetwise daughter.
• With Kevin Clash’s accuser recanting, we can now begin the long, painful process of rebuilding our faith in muppets.
• Deflated inner tube Pat Robertson sanctions David Petraeus affair because Paula Broadwell “is an extremely good looking woman.” We are lucky to have such a steadfast bulwark to our nation’s moral relativism.
• Nebraska city council overrides mayor to approve non-discrimination ordinance. Nana nana boo boo.
• Rahm Emanuel is ready for the marriage equality fight in Illinois.
• Missourians for Equality PAC is formed to bring same-sex marriage initiative to ballots by 2014.
• The ACLU is suing Utah school district for removing children’s book “In Our Mothers’ House” from libraries. People are so hung up on apostrophes these days.
• Toronto transgender high school student claims he was barred from using school’s public restrooms.
• The UK government officially decrees conversion therapy detrimental. Marcus Bachmann , reached at the Stillwater Community Player’s rehearsal of All About Eve: The Musical! responds that “everything but the bloodhounds is snappin' at my rear end.”
• An arrest warrant has been issued for the grizzly murder of New Orleans gay man.
• Frosted Fox animal cracker Tricia Macke is suspended for calling Rachel Maddow an “angry young man.”
• Frank Ocean and Karl Lagerfeld are besties.
• Phoenix police are calling assault on local DJ a hate crime.
• Andy Cohen wants everyone to know he is sorry for calling One Direction “twinks,” but still refuses to repent for introducing us to his legion of “Real Housewives.”
• I am not sure if it is sadder that a HuffPo staffer was forced to write a post about Sally Field awkwardly making a “bi” joke or that at least nine people felt compelled to comment.
• Exit polls show that marriage equality has majority support with Latino voters.
• Something is a little off about the Daily Mail’s now-viral story of a relationship between two transgender teens. Maybe it is because the Daily Mail has a long history of publishing fiction as fact. Maybe it’s because both Oklahomans are quoted as calling their mother’s “mum.”
• Events are planned across Texas for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on the 20th, including an Austin City Hall event sponsored by TENT.