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The AggreGAYtor: April 30

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

By David Estlund, 9:30AM, Wed. Apr. 30

We're in bad shape when DADT for trans soldiers would be an improvement.
We're in bad shape when DADT for trans soldiers would be an improvement.

A Texas trans teacher gets continued mistreatment, Title IX gets a makeover, and Laverne Cox shows us how it's done, as your AggreGAYtor struggles with various attractions.

The Good

Title IX protections include trans kids, according to a new announcement from the DOE.

Logo and MTV are co-producing a trans teen documentary to feature Laverne Cox.

North Texas’ United Methodist conference may not take Pastor Bill McElvaney to trial for officiating his son’s wedding, thanks to 22,000 signatures.

South Carolina is being sued for marriage equality by no less than its Church of Christ.

An Alaska judge has ruled in favor of equality with regards to taxes; in other news, Alaska is one of only four remaining states that have neither marriage rights nor a marriage ban under litigation.

Japan isn’t known for being the most progressive LGBTQ nation, but its first lady seems pretty amazing.

Planting flags on foreign soil has a pretty wretched history, but we’ve got to support this example.

The Bad

Trans military personnel don’t even have the job protection that was afforded by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The oldest queer bookstore in the USA is about to close.

The Fugly

The trans Texas teacher who got her job back just had it taken away again.

Brigham Young sent a survey to its students to prove the school is 100% heterosexual.

It Came From the Tubes

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