Asteroid named after gay transvestite Bulgarian gypsy singer

A recently-discovered asteroid in the Taurus constellation is to be named after a Bulgarian transvestite folk singer, Ananova reports. The reason? Well, it was a Bulgarian team which spotted the body and, as a spokesperson explained: “We want to name the asteroid after the folk singer Azis, who is quite famous here.”

Azis is a controversial figure in the conservative country as he is openly homosexual, and a political campaigner for the rights of the minority Roma population.
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