The AggreGAYtor: August 8
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
By Brandon Watson,
11:12AM, Wed. Aug. 8, 2012
Gay Olympians win more medals, Amway makes a mess, and San Francisco loses a legend. Today’s AggreGAYtor has a perfect dismount.
• A shocking letter from a father disowning his gay son goes viral.
• Amway is the new Chick-fil-A.
• Luxury department store Harrods launches gender-neutral toy department.
• Appallingly, Oregon man charged in anti-gay hate crime will avoid jail time.
• Marriage equality champion finishes cross-country trek.
• In what surely must be a portent of the coming apocalypse, Fox News reporters break ranks with the party-line on LGBTQ rights.
• Illinois transgender woman settles police discrimination case.
• Team LBGTQ owns dressage. Dashing Brit Carl Hester wins gold while the Netherland’s Edward Gal takes the bronze. Ann Romney’s pretty pony goes home empty-handed.
• Seimone Augustus and the US Women’s basketball team move past quarter-finals.
• Courageous Olympian Ji Wallace comes out as HIV positive.
• Gay Day in Grand Rapids tainted by protester’s rape threats. (Warning: video at link may be triggering.)
• ACLU challenges Michigan state same-sex benefits law.
• Illinois Family Institute urges parents to pull kids from classes with gay and allied teachers.
• Queer pioneer Jack Fertig, the legendary Sister Boom Boom, dies at 57.
• The Chick-4-Gays guys gave the AggreGAYtor an update on their new tasty enterprise. Their Big and Bangin’ BBQ has been scheduled for August 26th with proceeds still going to Equality Texas and PFLAG Austin.
• BONUS CHIKIN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: Murfreesboro, TN couple Justin Young and Taylor Watson stumbled upon the Gay Place while Googling Chick-fil-A. We think their video adds some much needed levity to the poultry wars.
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