The AggreGAYtor: December 6

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

This is the face of a chickenhawk?
This is the face of a chickenhawk? (Image via showbizgeek.com)

Elton and Madge activate, Boehner tries to make his party look reasonable, and Daley is the new Black, as your AggreGAYtor sidesteps Santas with buckets.

The Good

Elton John plans to take a big risk in Russia, and Madonna joins an HRC campaign.

Susan Rice vows to protect LGBTQ rights on the global stage.

Utah (like Texas) may soon recognize marriage equality through the courts.

John Boehner says Republicans should stop being so mean to ladies and gays (but Randy Forbes disagrees).

Phrase of the week: Come on, Scumbags!

Sia is giving Eminem queer cred, so now we can all dig up our Marshall Mathers LPs and listen with less shame.

The Bad 

Tom Daley’s boyfriend, Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, contemplated suicide in his youth.

The Fugly

ALEC today is bad, but in 1985, it was straight fugly.

The Salvation Army has tried to soften its image recently, but it’s still not our friend.

It Came from the Tubes

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