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The AggreGAYtor: May 12

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

By David Estlund, 3:05PM, Mon. May. 12

Conchita Wurst is officially prettier, manlier, and a better singer than Vladimir Putin.
Conchita Wurst is officially prettier, manlier, and a better singer than Vladimir Putin.

Michael Sam gets us all interested in sports for a moment, skag drag triumphs at Eurovision, and Louie Gohmert shares his love for Nazis, as your AggreGAYtor seeks, rather than vengeance, retribution.

The Good

C.L.I.T. Fest brings queer punk festival liberation to Austin this weekend on a wave of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

We are all Rams now, thanks to Michael Sam becoming their first openly gay draftee.

The Weather Channel tries to shut down Fort Worth City Council Member Joel Burns’ complaints, incites a social media snitstorm. Imagine if they’d tried to Dallas our Austin.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is pushing for a trans-inclusive military.

Kayley Whalen is bringing trans issues to the fore at the Women in Secularism conference.

Trans kids, like any others, can be a source of pride and valuable lessons for a loving mom.

Mother’s Day isn’t quite so gendered for families with two dads.

The Bad

John Abdallah Wambere is still waiting to hear back on his application for asylum from persecution in Uganda.

Being queer in prison is rough, another report confirms.

Half of us are closeted at work, partly for the obvious reason that coming out could mean being fired.

The Fugly

Louie Gohmert loves us, even though we’re all Nazis.

It Came from the Tubes



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