The AggreGAYtor: October 27

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

Is Reji Thomas' Pine Street Station – which lies on land Cap Met wants to develop – historic or just history?
Is Reji Thomas' Pine Street Station – which lies on land Cap Met wants to develop – historic or just history? (photo by Jenna VonHofe)

Federal employee benefits roll out, a "legit cowboy" shows us how it's done, and President Carter somehow remains the forgotten chief, as your AggreGAYtor considers Amanda Leporeism as hir new religion.

The Good

The federal government has come through on marriage recognition in 32 states and D.C.

This Texas cowboy just made us all feel a little safer in our own state.

President Bill Clinton encourages us to come out, come out, wherever we are.

Yesterday was Intersex Awareness Day, reminding us to remember that some of us live outside of the binary, not through conscious rebellion, but because they were born that way.

Some pro-LGBTQ Kansans are fighting tooth and nail for equality, and they’re being profiled at Salon.

DJ Sprinkles has a thing or two to teach us about House Music’s roots.

While President Jimmy Carter "personally think[s] it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies," he doesn’t think marriage equality should come through the federal government. But we couldn’t list this as bad news because, “When [he] was in the White House… we never fired a bullet; we never dropped a bomb; we never launched a missile."

The Bad

Noted glass artist Reji Thomas is booted out of her own building, Pine Street Station, the home of many a Queerbomb (among other LGBTQ community events). If landowner Capital Metro hasn't yet changed the locks, she may still need help moving her 35 years worth of history.

Ukrainian rebels hate the gays as much as Russians, and they’re ready to act.

The Fugly

Serbia’s anti-gay community keeps it real.

It Came from the Tubes

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More News
The AggreGAYtor: June 1
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

David Estlund, June 1, 2015

The AggreGAYtor: May 29
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

David Estlund, May 29, 2015

More by David Estlund
The AggreGAYtor: May 26
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

May 26, 2015

The AggreGAYtor: May 20
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

May 20, 2015

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

LGBT, News, Gay, Queer, Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Carter, Clinton, Marriage, Obama, Carter, Kansas, Intersex, Cowboy, Russia, Ukraine

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle