Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM 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 too.
- New York Yankee Yogi Berra said “It ain’t over till it’s over,” and perhaps he had some prophetic insights into the workings of his state’s Senate. After rumors of an all-nighter, the Senate adjourned last night around 11 having still not touched the marriage equality bill. It’s likely that marriage won’t come up until after what Senators are calling “the big ugly,” an omnibus bill that addresses issues like property tax and rent control. Sen. Greg Ball (R) has made it clear he is opposing the bill, but he believes it will pass. With all the speculation brewing on and off Twitter, one website is attempting to offer a clear answer on where things stand.
- In an editorial today, the New York Times today calls out the ongoing secret negotiations as a “cowardly” way to avoid public scrutiny.
- President Obama spoke last night at a “Gala for the Gay Community” fundraiser in New York City and — despite pleas from audience members — stopped short of endorsing marriage equality or the effort to pass it in New York. Metro Weekly has the full transcript.
- Towleroad has a roundup of videos from last night’s cable news shows discussing Obama’s speech and marriage in New York.
- Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron also spoke at an LGBT fundraiser last night in London. He called on athletes to come out and fight homophobic bullying and suggested Britain should pressure Africa to better treat its LGBT citizens.
- A new campaign from the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition features the voices and stories of people who are transgender. Check out the first “I AM: Trans People Speak” video, from Maxwell: