The AggreGAYtor: August 2

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Jim DeMint throws a conniption, Janet Mefferd exposes herself to ESPN, and Beenie Man asks for a retake. Today’s AggreGAYtor is too hot for television.

• Gnarled taxidermy specimen Jim DeMint knots his knickers over an ad exposing his anti-LGBTQ record.

• First Alaska, now Illinois: Surgery is no longer a requirement for changing sex on documentation.

• House Dems ask Homeland Security to consider all families in deportation decisions.

• Sock-puppet Reverend Bill Owens relates President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage to condoning pedophilia. It looks like NOM is going forward with their cynical plot to sew discord between African American and LGBTQ communities.

• New study ties domestic violence to condom use in gay and bisexual men.

• Here’s why those Olympic rings are rainbow: Out cyclist Kristin Armstrong wins time trial gold. Meanwhile, Lisa Raymond advances in doubles tennis action and Seimone Augustus and the US women’s basketball team dominate Turkey.

• Since Megan Rapinoe has not done anything particularly newsworthy today, here’s a photo of her looking really happy. I’m sure she’s just taking a breather to solve the global financial crisis.

• Radio “personality” and living Cabbage Patch Doll Janet Mefferd thinks ESPN has a gay agenda.

• The good sports in the Vancouver Canucks will march in Vancouver Pride.

• One step forward and two steps back: Dancehall legend Beenie Man apologizes for homophobia, then quickly distances himself from apology.

• Queer environmental activist is the victim of a police beating in West Virginia.

Amtrak debuts new “Ride with Pride” campaign.

• Ellis County Police are asking for help in identifying murder victim with possible ties to LGBTQ community.

Stay tuned for a very special edition of The AggreGAYtor: The Chikin Chronikles, appearing tomorrow.

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