The AggreGAYtor: August 6

Your daily dose of LGBTQ news

Shady character John Travolta
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Elton John and Madonna continue their feud, Larry Craig drops a doozey, and John Travolta throws some shade. Today’s AggreGAYtor counts its chickens before they hatch.

• Atlanta man attacked after being asked if he was gay.

The United Nations speaks out against harsh Liberian anti-gay laws.

• Former employee reads the Library of Congress in discrimination lawsuit.

• Wackadoo Tennessee Democratic Senate nominee believes Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Nazi, FEMA runs prison camps and same-sex marriage is wrong.

• Bad medicine: Paper details medical experimentation to prevent lesbian, transgender and intersex children.

• Can you feel the love tonight? Elton John calls Madge a “fairground stripper.”

• Bathroom humor: Disgraced former Senator Larry Craig claims infamous potty break was “official business.”

• New study ties pupils dilation to sexuality. In style news, John Travolta is spotted around town with a new pair of shades.

• Speaking of Travolta, the Hairspray actor filed an official brief denying sexual misconduct in cruise ship case.

• And speaking of the closet, Love and Hip-Hop star Joseline Hernandez comes out as bisexual while pop singer Mika confirms sexuality.

• LGBTQ Veteran’s Memorial plans to break ground at the Congressional Cemetery.

• Gender neutral bathroom app debuts on iTunes.

• Composite sketch is released for man connected to Baltimore transwoman’s murder.

• Neighboring DC debuts campaign to fight transgender discrimination.

• New Human Rights Campaign database allows quick search of elected official’s stands on equality.

• Progress: First LGBTQ Pride parade held in Vietnam.

• Another medal for Team LGBTQ: Out star Lisa Raymond wins bronze in mixed double tennis.

Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel takes the Netherlands into the field hockey semi-finals.

• Best person ever Megan Rapinoe moves closer to the gold in today's semi-final match against Canada. Certified jerk John Herdman accuses US women of using "highly illegal" tactics.

• The Chikin Chronikles kontinue: Beaver’s Houston "Chick-on Chick Filet" goes viral.

• More than a decade after Lawrence v. Texas, the El Paso Police still has to remind its officers that they can’t enforce statute criminalizing “homosexual conduct” during Chick-fil-A protests.

• Hallelujah! California pastor leans in for a smooch during kiss-in.

• Our side is cooler than theirs. Jane Lynch opens Roseanne Barr roast with some choice words for the chicken purveyor.

• Sentient colostomy bag Rush Limbaugh and ring wraith Ann Coulter weigh in on the controversy.

• DC lawyer starts Chick-fil-A "offset" website.

• Mushroom for improvement: pizza tycoon Herman Cain suggests profits from Chick-fil-A appreciation day go to fighting marriage equality.

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News, United Nations, Liberia, Library of Congress, Elton John, Madonna, Larry Craig, John Travolta, Joseline Hernandez, Mika, DADT, Hate Crime, Marriage Equality, Megan Rapinoe, Lisa Raymond, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Beaver's Houston, Chick-fil-A, Jane Lynch, Roseanne Barr

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