Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you’re following as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.
– Why hasn’t President Obama committed to participating in the upcoming 19th International AIDS Conference?
– The Pentagon’s decision (or lack of decision) to delay establishing benefits for same-sex partners of military personnel is not without consequences.
– New York City has granted $3.3 million to the Ali Forney Center to establish a new LGBT homeless shelter, the Bea Arthur Residence.
– Anti-gay radio host Bradlee Dean has been ordered to pay Rachel Maddow’s attorney’s fees in his defamation suit against her.
– Meet anti-equality media strategist Frank Schubert.
– Minimizing bullying in schools requires more than “just say no” policies.
– LGBT youth face an unusually high — and unfair — rate of juvenile detention.
– The Family Leader managed to ruin a perfectly nice parade in Mason City, Iowa with an anti-equality float.
– The Central Pennsylvania LGBT Center has a new facility to help it better serve the community.
– Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson is seeking a seat on the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners, and in exchange for the Christian Family Coalition’s endorsement, she promised to “review” the county’s human rights ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.
– In Canada, 74 percent say they know someone LGBT and 5 percent identify as LGBT.