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The AggreGAYtor: June 13

What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

12:00PM, Thu. Jun. 13, 2013

Artist rendering of Vladimir Putin with
Artist rendering of Vladimir Putin with "strengthened foundations of morality"

It gets uglier in Russia, it gets better for trans veterans, and it gets weirder in organized religion as your AggreGAYtor negotiates the dialectic.

The Good

The Bad

  • Remember when Stalinist censorship and repression ruled the day in Russia? You know, before freedom? It’s back. And it’s mean.

  • We aren’t sure what to make of the rumors of a “gay lobby at the Vatican,” but we’re fairly certain it involves fabulous frescoes. And maybe a water feature.

The Fugly

  • The Southern Baptist Convention breaks up with the Boy Scouts of America. Weird how a denomination of independent churches based partly on the rejection of hierarchical authority can act so authoritarian, innit?

It Came from the Tubes

  • Disillusioned by recent news in the Catholic and/or Protestant worlds? Maybe you should say “Hebbo!” to Tarvu.

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