The AggreGAYtor: November 22

What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker rocks our pride socks!
Houston Mayor Annise Parker rocks our pride socks! (Image via Dallas Voice)

The Air Force focuses on cis/hetero families, Illinois works out! with exorcism, and Houston city employees fare better than Texas National Guard members, as your AggreGAYtor mutters, "brains."

The Good

When we celebrate this weekend, we celebrate Illinois (and Hawaii of course (and also Hawaii)).

The City of Houston will offer marriage benefits to all married city employees.

Queer Oregonians are confident the Obamacare rollout will succeed.

The zombie apocalypse will have lesbian.

The Bad

Gays are totally welcome in the U.S. Air Force, as long as nobody asks them about their sexual orientation, and they don’t tell anyone.

Vladimir Putin does not understand how bigoted laws reinforce cultural bigotry, and make room for bomb threats.

The Fugly

A Roman Catholic bishop is holding an exorcism over Illinois. As Anita Bryant may or may not have been told, “The power of pies compels you!”

Look, Alec Baldwin is our friend. He’s a total liberal and he’s way too cool to--oh. Ew.

It Came from the Tubes

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