The AggreGAYtor: July 9

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

We need a HERO! (Mayor Annise Parker of Houston)
We need a HERO! (Mayor Annise Parker of Houston)

Houston gets uppity, HRC gets left behind, and Maggie Gallagher cherry picks her data, as your AggreGAYtor marches on.

The Good

Religious leaders are banding together to stop anti-gay religious discrimination loopholes.

The Bad

A retired North Texas UMC minister has self-immolated in protest of racism and homophobia within the Church.

Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) faces a repeal effort that’s using an unscrupulous misinformation campaign, but Mayor Parker can't be bothered.

HRC is still standing alone behind a hobbled and loopholed post-hobbylobbied ENDA, its former fellow supporters having realized just how bad those loopholes can get.

The State Department can neither confirm nor deny acknowledgment of the LGBTQ human rights crisis in Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia’s government is moving toward the radical right, a move that threatens its queer citizens.

The Fugly

There is apparently a global conspiracy to wear colored cleats to bring about the gaypocalypse.

The O’Reilly Factor did a segment on San Francisco Pride, with predictably unwatchable results.

Maggie Gallagher doesn’t understand how peer review works.

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