Morning pride – 12/23
Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
- According to the Victory Fund, 48 states currently have openly LGBT elected officials.
- John Geddes Lawrence, the plaintiff from Lawrence v. Texas, has died at age 68.
- Watch: Michele Bachmann challenged on LGBT issues by a “gay robot.”
- Poll: A plurality of New Mexicans support marriage equality.
- The Tennessee hospital that denied visitation to a patient’s same-sex partner has rescinded that decision.
- A Tennessee private Christian school has banned any mention of homosexuality.
- Union-Scioto School District in Ohio is revisiting its bullying policy after pressure from internet petitioners outraged by the brutal beating of a gay student that went viral on YouTube.
- Timewarp: A community in Idaho is outraged that a local theatre is producing Rent because there are LGBT characters and characters with AIDS.
- The Minnesota gay community “apologizes to Amy Koch for ruining her marriage.”
- DePaul University, the largest Catholic University in the U.S., has its first openly gay student body president.
- Is Ireland becoming a better place for LGBT people?
- MoveOn and Zach Wahls offer a holiday message: “Love Makes a Family”:
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