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 as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
- NPR calls 2011 “an extraordinary year for gay rights.”
- Same-sex civil unions are now legal in Hawaii and Delaware.
- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reiterated that the Family Policy Institute of Washington must disclose the donors who supported its anti-gay ballot campaign.
- For the first time ever, the Rose Parade featured a float acknowledging those who have died of AIDS and advocates like Elizabeth Taylor who’ve fought on behalf of AIDS victims.
- The Root looks at 20 years of black lesbian cinema.
- Olympic skater Johnny Weir married his boyfriend Victor Voronov this weekend.
- Watch as Rick Santorum gets coated in glitter at an event Friday night in Johnston, IA: