"The Morning Pride: April 23, 2012"
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- Watergate felon, Mahattan Declaration co-author, and homophobic prison evangelist Chuck Colson died over the weekend.
– Perhaps playing damage control after not advancing a non-discrimination executive order, the Obama campaign has released a “Progress for the LGBT Community” infographic.
– Less than 20 people showed up for Washington, DC’s LGBT rally on Saturday, one of 30 world-wide events designed to “Reach One Million People.”
– Anti-gay hostility continues to plague the military, as evidenced by the harassment a lesbian captain experienced dancing with her partner at a military ball.
– Lincoln, Nebraska is considering an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance.
– Eau Claire, Wisconsin is considering domestic partner benefits for city employees.
– This year’s attempt to ban same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania’s constitution appears to be dead.
– For the first time ever, teachers in Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District could openly support students participating in the Day of Silence.
– Reminder: The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins still regularly preaches that homosexuality is “morally wrong” and leads to “eternal damnation.”
– South Koreans protested Lady Gaga’s Seoul concert this weekend to protect “young people from being infected with homosexuality and pornography.”
– Check out all the highlights from this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards.
– Actor Chris Evans believes that in ten years, people will be ashamed same-sex marriage was ever opposed.
– Students, faculty, and staff from the Harvard Business School and University of South Carolina say, “It Gets Better”: