The AggreGAYtor: July 31

Your daily dose of LGBTQ news

You too can look like Robert Mapplethorpe
You too can look like Robert Mapplethorpe (by out.com)

The APD make a video, the Democrats promote equality, and Naomi Campbell promises high drama. Today's AggreGAYtor is making love to the camera.

Tyra Banks models through the pain as Naomi Campbell snatches Nigel Barker to host The Face. There's going to be trouuubbbllleee! Make that douuubbbblllleeee!

• The Pennsylvania Department of transport denies name change to two same-sex couples.

• The AggreGAYtor's heart is aflutter with news that Bristol Palin "likes gays." I mean not enough to support equal rights, but she loves watching Bravo.

• The Democratic Party likes gays too! Sources are reporting that same-sex marriage will be in the national platform.

• In a statement as predictable as another Lindsay Lohan arrest, the National Organization for Marriage say gay marriage stinks.

The Pope names big meanie as the archbishop of San Francisco.

Matrix director Lana Wachowski makes first public appearance since her transition.

• Considering that Robert Mapplethorpe's "look" was the result of extreme poverty, this Out Magazine fashion feature seems particularly tone deaf.

Megan Rapinoe alert: The AggreGAYtor will be watching white lightning as she takes on North Korea today. All by herself. Because she is that awesome.

• Despite all the glamorous spokesmodels, Chick-fil-A's approval rating is in free fall.

The Berenstain Bears want you to know they aren't clucking having it.

• R. Clark Cooper of the Log Cabin Republicans calls Chick-fil-A backlash "un-American." The "R" stands for "revolting."

• Chuckling horse carcass David Dewhurst gets out his feedbag for campaign appearance in Austin. The Chick-fil-A bag is becoming the de rigueur accessory for conservative couture.

• Members of the APD make an "It Gets Better" video. I was kind of hoping it would be more like Cop Rock.

Got opinions about drag performers, queer events, local activists, and everything else good in Austin? Let your voice be heard in our annual Best of Austin ballot. Voting is open now!

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More News
The AggreGAYtor: June 1
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

David Estlund, June 1, 2015

The AggreGAYtor: May 29
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

David Estlund, May 29, 2015

More by Brandon Watson
My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels
My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels
Escape via the long gay tradition of diva worship

Sept. 15, 2017

Review: Holy Roller
Review: Holy Roller
The personal is edible at Callie Speer’s new hot spot

Sept. 8, 2017

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

News, Megan Rapinoe, 2012 Olympics, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Nigel Barker, The Face, America's Next Top Model, Marriage Equality, Bristol Palin, DNC, Democrats, National Organization for Marriage, Lana Wachowski, The Matrix, Robert Mapplethorpe, Berenstain Bears, Chick-fil-A, Log Cabin Republicans, David Dewhurst

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Time to vote! Best of Austin 2019 balloting is underway   VOTE NOW