The Morning Pride: August 8, 2011

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.

– Right Wing Watch has a great round-up of clips from Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-TX) prayer event in Houston this weekend, including the Dobsons asking for a “Miracle at Dunkirk,” prayers to end abortion, prayers for Jewish people to find Jesus, the International House of Prayer’s Mike Bickle railing against “redefining love,” blessing the generations, and a reel featuring many of the anti-gay leaders who took to the podium.

– Bil Browning at The Bilerico Project also points out this news report showing the many attendees of The Response who — upon being called to fast — took to the concession stands.

– Towleroad has a round-up of some of the videos of GetEQUAL’s protest outside the rally.

– Despite the fact that Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty did not sign The FAMiLY LEADER’s marriage vow, the group’s political director still seems eager to support him.

– The parent company of Fox News, News Corp, will publish a magazine devoted to same-sex weddings.

– As ex-gay therapy faces scrutiny here in the U.S., it is gaining many followers across Europe.

– The Knights of Columbus have again pledged to oppose marriage equality and abortion rights.

– A Missouri education group will no longer censor access to LGBT resources in the 100 school districts where it’s used.

– The New York City Council has allocated $620,000 to the Ali Forney Center to expand its support for LGBT homeless youth.

– The Kentuckiana Gay Black Pride Association held its first pride festival this weekend.

– A lesbian Baptist minister in North Carolina is the latest to refuse to sign marriage certificates until same-sex couples can get married as well.

– The president of the English Chess Federal raised controversy by wearing a pro-gay t-shirt at this weekend’s British Chess Championships.

– This weekend marked Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday, and she found gay rights to be “perfectly all right.”