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.
The Register: Asteroid hunters honour gay Bulgarian gypsy singer
Ananova:Asteroid to be named after gay folk singer