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The AggreGAYtor: June 25

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

8:00AM, Tue. Jun. 25, 2013

Overheard at #txlege:
Overheard at #txlege: "Did someone order cake?"
Photo via happyplace.com

SCOTUS keeps us on pins and needles, POTUS peddles and wheedles, and FLOTUS? We're sure she's somewhere looking fabulous. But nevermind all that, your AggreGAYtor is trying to keep the government out of Texas' snizz.

The Good

The Bad

  • Katie Couric is interviewing a couple of Austinites on how being outed “ruined their lives.” Here’s hoping she knows what she’s doing; we’ll be sitting with a can of shame-away spray.

The Fugly

It Came from the Tubes

  • What does it feel like to watch the Texas Legislature from the gallery? A bit like this:

 



*The headline on this story originally read: “Transgendered 1st grader wins the right to use boy's restroom.” Two quick lessons: (1) having the correct gender is doubly important when gender identity is part of the story, and (2) it’s “transgender.” ”Transgendered” implies that something happened to the person instead of describing an aspect.

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