The Morning Pride: September 21, 2011

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"The Morning Pride: September 21, 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. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

- Towelroad has a round-up of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal content from yesterday. See also:

- Sens. Levin (D-MI) and Gillibrand (D-NY) speak at yesterday’s press conference marking repeal.

- Rachel Maddow dedicated her show to repeal celebrations last night.

- Watch as Army Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan comes out for the first time.

- Gay 88-year-old World War II vet  Jack Strouss says “Good riddance!” to the policy.

- Lt. Dan Choi is re-enlisting.

- The American Family Association has a new totally unbiased poll: What will be the most revealing sign that repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has damaged the U.S. military?

- Obama for America has a new infographic highlighting the LGBT community’s progress over the last three years.

- A gay Buffalo teen who once recorded an “It Gets Better” video took his own life last weekend after enduring years of intolerable bullying.

- CNN has launched a new Facebook campaign called Stop Bullying, Speak Up.

- The death of a gay engineer in DC has been ruled a homicide.

- Mike Rogers joined Ed Schultz to talk about the recent transphobia targeting Chaz Bono on Fox News.

- Minnesota faith communities are uniting to fight for marriage equality.

- After Ledyard, NY town clerk Rose Marie Belforti announced she would not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Ed Easter decided to challenge her through a write-in campaign.

- The Montana State Bar Association has elected an openly gay president.

- A British teen is claiming a “gay panic” defense for killing a 67-year-old man.

- The “glitter bomb” phenomenon gets picked up by Glee.

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