The AggreGAYtor: December 4

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

We are all idiots now.
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Coke gets under pressure, someone finally says something nice about Britney, and the annual War on Christmas once again leaves everyone but Christians with a persecution complex befuddled, as your AggreGAYtor decks the halls with fists of glory.

The Good

Here’s a petition asking longest-running olympic sponsor Coca-Cola to take a stand on Sochi. Meanwhile, American Apparel launches a T-shirt.

Despite the video for “Work Bitch” being clearly aimed at a straight male audience Britney’s music will never reach, the song itself is allegedly a love letter to her queer fans.

The Bad

Mississippi is now so pro-marriage that same-sex couples now can’t get divorced there.

Russia may be exporting its anti-gay terror campaign, at least to Ukraine.

The Fugly

Johnny Weir is having some ‘ssues (pronounced “shoes”).

The opening shot in the 2013 round of the war on all holidays that aren’t Christmas involves comment from a “jail the gays” activist. Clarification: Hanukkah may be over, but Kwanzaa starts the day after Christmas.

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