The AggreGAYtor: August 24
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
By Brandon Watson,
12:05PM, Fri. Aug. 24, 2012
Grant Storm picks his pocket, Bow Wow gets defensive, and Honey Boo Boo bids Glitzy the pig adieu. Today’s AggreGAYtor has track lighting.
• Congressman Jeff Landry continues to make a stink about the LGBT minor at UL Lafayette. He’s probably still reeling from losing out on the role of Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias.
• Truth Wins Out head Wayne Besen pwns the religious right after attempt to ban him from Fox News.
• Vermont couple settles case against homophobic bed and breakfast.
• Bad teacher: Abstinence-based sex-ed guru recommends getting lots of rest, socializing in groups, and criminalizing homosexuality.
• Southern impudence: Anti-gay crusader Grant Storm caught indelicato.
• Meanwhile in Maryland, a marriage equality opponent gets sloshed at sea.
• Kansas citizens petition to remove LGBTQ protections from Salinas law.
• Pro-lesbian super PAC reveals its 2012 endorsements. Coincidentally, “Lesbian Super PAC” is also the title of the AggreGAYtor’s little-read graphic novel reimagining Jane Lynch as the Green Lantern.
• Phallically hatted Cardinal Timothy Dolan set to deliver closing prayer at GOP hate-a-thon.
• Oklahoman man’s house vandalized with gay slurs.
• Indiegogo campaign supports transgender man jailed for checking “M” on marriage certificate.
• US Ambassador to Ghana seeks dialogue on gay rights. Website chooses to illustrate this story with picture of white men embracing.
• Bow Wow denies tweeted gay pictures in flurry of homophobia, adding that his hit “Pole in my Basement” was not an attempt to come out.
• Everyone’s favorite rape denialist Todd Akin also thinks that same-sex marriage destroys civilization.
• Introducing the out athletes at the Paralympics.
• Stacey Campfield, of “Don’t Say Gay Bill” fame, thinks gay suicide is a “lark.”
• Sarah Wong’s photographs of transgender children are breathtaking.
• It's official: 4th Street from Congress Avenue to Rio Grande Street will now be Bettie Naylor Street.
• Austin's Dykes on Bikes are still looking for a few more riders to lead the Austin Pride parade.