The AggreGAYtor: August 14

Your daily dose of LGBTQ news

Jón Gnarr, the mayor of awesome.
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Rachel Maddow shames Drudge Report readers, Sophia Bush makes the haters eat it, and Andrea Peyser invents some gay friends. Today’s AggreGAYtor knows that with great power comes great responsibility.

• As someone whose first crush was on the X-Men's Nightcrawler, the AggreGAYtor is thrilled about the announcement of a queer comix grant.

Michael Musto's thought balloon considers the Sapphic leanings of Catwoman.

• Pant-suited super hero Rachel Maddow defeats the gelatinous hordes of the Drudge Report.

• Sacramento police look into apparent railway hate crime.

• Samurai sword–wielding assailant charged for assault of bisexual man.

• Distressing damsel Bristol Palin has the vapors over media coverage of her homophobia.

• Bristol may want to read this story to see what real discrimination looks like.

• Lesbians have traveled to space, racked up Olympic gold medals, and pioneered civil rights; but some gossip muckrakers still think it’s OK to use “lesbian” as a pejorative.

• Actress Sophia Bush throws some major shade to equality foes.

• Morded’s anti-gay army attacks author for imagining a bi Sir Lancelot.

• Soft-shelled crab and New York Post hate-ologist Andrea Peyser is deeply concerned about representations of gay men on television.

• Transgender man's marriage questioned in Arizona divorce case.

• This video of Russian activists being defiantly queer in the face of oppression warms the AggreGAYtor's heart.

• Reykjavik's mayor dons balaclava and dress in support of Pussy Riot during Pride parade.

Paul Ryan, America's favorite Eddie Munster impersonator, gets cozy with the family Research Council.

• Long before Cosmopolitan Magazine became the sweaty, steamy repository of all ways to please a man, it revolutionized the way a generation of women thought about sex. It was also where the AggreGAYtor first caught a glimpse of a particular private part. Hat's off to Helen Gurley Brown, the women who helped me realize I was queer.

• El Paso joins Travis County in offering benefits to same-sex couples.

AGLIFF and AIDS Services of Austin announce the line-up for the Big Love 25th year anniversary mini-film fest - including the Austin premier of Vito and AggreGAYtor fave Paris is Burning.

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