The AggreGAYtor: January 21

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

The AggreGAYtor: January 21
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Putin keeps baitin', LGBTQ smokers get the side eye, and the ghost of MLK gets summoned right and left, as your AggreGAYtor warps hir woof.

The Good

Effective social protest can take a variety of forms, including the humble tee shirt. (Blogs work too.)

Transgender inmates’ right to transition is better protected than it was yesterday.

A good indicator of the benefits of a long-term relationship is whether resources are pooled.

Smoking isn’t punk rock, queer, anti-establishment, or sexy. It’s deadly, and it’s time we cleared the air. (Also, here’s why.)

Trans addiction issues deserve recognition as we work to improve the material conditions that lead to those issues.

The Bad

In post-Soviet Russia, rainbow flag arrests you. Also, Putin believes a “cleansing” is in order. Because cleansing of minorities often goes so well.

The Fugly

Republican State Representative Jonathan Stickland’s tea party cred might be a very recent development.

No, Martin Luther King Junior would not have sympathized with homophobic oppressors.

Mary Matalin’s gay friends might need this advice someday.

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