The AggreGAYtor: August 13

Your daily dose of LGBTQ news

Cheer up Matthew Mitcham. The Gay Place still loves you.
Cheer up Matthew Mitcham. The Gay Place still loves you. (by

Ben Maisani has some explaining to do, Rick Perry gets in a huff, and George Michael puts out the flame. Today’s AggreGAYtor hopes you understand; sometimes the clothes do not make the man.

Mittens Romney names anti-LBGTQ Paul Ryan as his new BFF.

• Ryan's nomination was praised by several anti-gay groups, including the Family Research Council, the National Organization for Marriage, and GOProud.

• South Australia leaps towards legalizing same-sex marriage.

• An international coalition of villains sends nasty missive to the US Embassy for backing Czech Pride. Among the more notable signees are Hans Gruber, Mildred Ratched RN, and Gargamel.

• Nevada federal judge will hear marriage equality case.

• This is the way the Queerlympics end. Not with a bang but with some glitter.

Awwww. Matthew Mitcham misses medal and will not be diving naked.

• The four out members of the Dutch women's hockey team and Seimone Augustus of the US women's basketball team join Megan Rapinoe in the exclusive "lesbians with gold medals club."

• Speaking of kick-ass lesbians, Tammy Smith becomes the first out Army general.

• Gay graffiti artist is charged with chikin vandalism. This proves little deterrent to sticker-bombing Maryland activists.

Dolly Parton proves once again that she is awesome. The AggreGAYtor is still mad that he wasn't able to sing the Dolly part of "Islands in the Stream" for the third grade talent show.

• The CDC extends its recommendation of the anti-HIV pill Truvada to straight men and women.

• Mummified scrotum Pat Robertson celebrates free speech by telling homos to “shut their mouth.”

• Service for openly gay Lutheran pastor is marred by anti-gay vandalism.

• Sheriff's Office employee charges Broward County with discrimination.

• The skies are a little friendlier now that trans pilots are now allowed to fly.

Anderson and Ben sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S…wait, that's not Anderson.

Rick Perry’s hair is mussed over political correctness.

• Time is running out to register for Volleyball Austin's Fall 2012 season. Until looking up this list of volleyball terms, the AggreGAYtor had no idea that volleyball was so homoerotic.

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