The AggreGAYtor: August 21
Your daily dose of LGBTQ news
By Brandon Watson,
12:10PM, Tue. Aug. 21, 2012
Matt Barber starts a witch hunt, Jeff Kent gets voted off the island, and Barbie turns it out. Step into my web said today’s AggreGAYtor, etcetera.
• Scout’s dishonor: BSA forces another gay scout leader to resign.
• New app re-imagines Grindr for service members.
• In an inadvertent endorsement for the opposition, Iowa’s Governor promises that the GOP will double-down on anti-gay and anti-choice initiatives if they win majority.
• Japanese Toyota commercial uses casual transphobia to sell cars.
• Oklahoma lesbian brutally attacked outside home.
• The American Psychiatric Association petition for better access to transition care.
• Nevada hospital bars lesbian from making medical decisions for partner.
• Anti-gay “celebrities”
Blair Warner Lisa Whelchel and Austinite Jeff Kent join the cast of Survivor: Philippines. The AggreGAYtor would be more inclined to watch the pair try to make it through the weekend in Survivor: Fire Island.
• The new drag queen Barbie gives body-ody-ody, but is she resting on pretty?
• Free verse wünderkind Rosie O’Donnell is recovering from a heart attack.
• The Log Cabin Republicans go googly-eyed about GOP platform language referring to treating people with dignity and respect. The AggreGAYtor will remind LCR that many GOP stalwarts don’t consider LGBTQ folks people.
• Todd “legitimate rape” Akins hates the gays too.
• Former NYC mayor Ed Koch defends arrest of Pussy Riot, gets first headline in a decade.
• LGBTQ blogger Joe Jervis receives death threats for reminding readers about the Family Research Council's anti-gay activities.
• The Texas Supreme Court thinks that being called gay is defamation.
• The Princeton Review rates two Texas colleges least LGBTQ friendly in America.
• Local filmmaker PJ Raval's Untitled Gay Retiree Documentary has been selected for 34th Annual Independent Film Week's Project Forum.
• The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of The Agenda, a new LGBTQ publication in collaboration with The Austin Chronicle.
• The AggreGAYtor loves that Austin has such a fiercely active queer community. In the upcoming weeks, Austin’s creative class will be turning it out with the start of a free queer movie series, a magical drag ball, and queer life drawing classes. Austin: we invented werq!