The AggreGAYtor: March 5
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
By Brandon Watson,
11:26AM, Tue. Mar. 5, 2013
Tim Tebow makes a limited engagements, James Franco goes on the offensive, and Tony Perkins writes a teen comedy. Today's AggreGAYtor came to SpaceCamp with the dream of becoming an astronaut.
• The family of out Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian does not believe his death was a "random act of violence."
• A new Nevada bill seeks to add gender identity to non-discrimination protections.
• The Family Research Council's Tony Perkins, apparently confusing the struggle for LGBT equality with the plot of Porky's, is worried about "teenage boys invading girls' locker rooms" should such non-discrimination ordinances pass.
• Taking a break from running scans of Tiger Beat magazine and gifs of people who are having a way worse day than you are, Buzzfeed drops some knowledge on asexuality.
• Just a thought. If a crowd arrives at a town hall meeting bearing pitchforks and torches, it might be good to use a qualifier other than "emotions ran high."
• The Supreme Court has extended the time allotted to hear arguments in the DOMA case. While most of the Supremes plan to use that time to listen carefully, Antonin Scalia will be mostly be sending Instagrams with pithy hashtags.
• Twelve former members of Florida A&M's band have been arrested on charges of manslaughter in relation to the hazing death of a gay member.
• In a weak impersonation of Teddy Ruxpin, Matt Barber says "the transgender notion is absolute absurdity."
• Overly juiced lemon Bill O'Reilly is accusing Colorado's gay House Speaker Mark Ferrandino of wanting to protect child molesters in his opposition to "Jessica's Law."
• "Decisive motions" could be filed as early as Thursday in a Michigan case that would overturn the state's gay marriage ban; which may be the sexiest way to deserve courtroom tedium. Who wouldn't want more decisive motions in their life?
• The first Russian lesbian magazine has hit stands with an initial run of 999 copies. For those thinking this is progress, just turn that number upside down. Mmm hmmm. Yep, Beyoncé 's powers know no borders.
• Among the shocking details from Whitney Houston's now-public FBI file was the revelation that the greatest love of all was in fact not inside of her.
• James Franco is railing against Australia's decision to ban his Cruising mimeograph Interior. Leather Bar.
• The directoactoartiwriternaut went on the admit that all the swirling gay rumors are "partly [his] doing." The ambiguity comes from his decision to not finalize his contract with Treasure Island Media.
• One of New York's last waterholes for Castro clones will close at the end of the month due to a sharp rent increase. Keep movin', movin', movin', though they're disapprovin', keep them doggies movin' Rawhide!
• Tim Tebow, the counselor from church camp who incessantly pestered you into getting out of the cabin even though all you wanted to do was listen to the Cocteau Twins and brood, has taken up a speaking gig at the anti-gay Liberty University
• In an infinitely more sporting display, a group of fans paid tribute to recently out soccer star Robbie Roberts at a Philadelphia Union game.
• The Interfraternity Council of George Washington University is putting on a drag show to promote LGBT inclusion in Greek life.
• In a sign that Little Monsters may be closer to Little Mobsters, Lady Gaga's super fans try to intimidate GLAAD into not allowing Madonna to present Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award. Cuz Madge caused the AIDS crises. Duh.
• Of all the relationships severed by the Boy Scouts' insistence on banning gay peeps, the estrangement from Carly Rae Jepsen may be the most damning.