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The AggreGAYtor: August 1

Your daily dose of LGBTQ news

By Brandon Watson, 11:44AM, Wed. Aug. 1, 2012

The AggreGAYtor: August 1

The Village Voice outs George Jefferson, One Million Moms confirm they can’t read, and Pat Robertson gives us a stern talking-to. Today’s AggreGAYtor is a very special episode.

• Ignoring the irony, a Christian New Jersey bed and breakfast tells a lesbian couple that there is no room in the inn.

• The AggreGAYtor rejoices as One Million Moms boycotts Amazon. The competition for Sweet Valley High books was getting ridiculous.

• Connecticut judge kicks DOMA to the curb. Equality opponents get pissy.

• Oakland queer youth center is destroyed in fire.

• In an effort to make sure all Associated Press stories sound like Daria, the American Family Association go gaga with scare quotes.

• The thrill of victory: Tilda Swinton lookalike and AggreGAYtor torch lighter Megan Rapinoe whomps North Korea. Yeah, I know Abby Wambach scored the winning goal. So what?

• The agony of defeat: recently out archer Karen Hultzer eliminated from competition.

• Due to an apparent circuit malfunction, Mittens Romney organized a very queer Olympics in Salt Lake City.

• De-luxe apartment in the sky: The Village Voice’s Michael Musto outs mourned Jeffersons'actor Sherman Helmsley.

• Legendary wit and Myra Breckenridge author Gore Vidal dies at 86.

• Deflated weather balloon Pat Robertson thinks the DNC has a “death wish” for adding gay marriage to the platform.

• Missouri lesbian attacked in evident hate crime.

• San Francisco activists work to keep legendary bar the Eagle queer.

• The AggreGAYtor was stunned to find out that Texas has a pansexual feminist House Representative. Cheers to Mary Gonzales.

• Hot-diggity! It’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Your AggreGAYtor plans to celebrate by slathering his naked body in Polynesian sauce and performing Diamanda GalasPlague Mass near the drive through. Too much?

• Queers and allies are providing delicious alternatives to the pickle-soaked patties. In NYC, Schnipper's Quality Kitchen will be donating a portion of their profits to Marriage Equality USA. Locally, In addition to the Gay-fil-A offered by Johnnye's, which we reported last week, Austin caterers are set to debut Chick-4-Gays. Sporting heartthrobs Team ProHomo will be taking part in the national Same-Sex Kiss Day. Equality Texas is asking for folks to put the cost of a chicken dinner towards the fight for equality.

• Austin movie production Ultraviolence –A Love Story looks to expand the reaches of queer cinema.

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