"The Morning Pride: February 17, 2012"
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.
– The Maryland House of Delegates delayed its vote on marriage equality until today. An amendment delaying the law from taking effect from October until January 2013 may have been enough to secure the votes necessary for passage.
– The Austrian-based photography company Ameridesign regrets that its stock photos have been purchased and used by Preserve Marriage Washington, making clear it nonetheless “supports the rights of loving and committed same-sex couples to marry.”
– Students at Northeastern University are not pleased that the school is negotiating to bring Chick-fil-A (and its anti-gay donations) to campus.
– Freedom To Work and Change.org are petitioning President Obama to sign an executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors from discrimination and have already over 33,500 signatures.
– HIV Plus magazine profiles Mondo Guerra, who originally came out as HIV-positive on Project Runway and is now on Project Runway All Stars.
– Read how Huffington Post contributor Amelia reacted when her seven-year-old son came out to her as gay:
On one occasion after an “I’m gay” announcement, I watched my husband reach out to ruffle our son’s hair. “I know, buddy,” my husband said to him. “And you’re awesome, too.” That’s how we’re handling it. We want him to know we hear him, and that he’s wonderful. It feels like the right thing to do, and that’s all we have to go by. We don’t have any other examples.