The Morning Pride: July 19, 2012

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.

– Will the Democratic Party include marriage equality in its platform this year?

– A Mississippi gay couple fear for their safety after their home was vandalized.

– A Kentucky girl was beaten by a group of adults yelling anti-gay slurs; her jaw is broken and she lost several teeth.

– A group of AIDS activists were arrested yesterday for hoisting a banner in front of the U.S. Capitol calling on Congress to tax billionaires to help pay for funding to fight AIDS.

– Meet Rev. Anthony Lee, who regularly gets tested for HIV in front of his congregation.

– A Canadian gay couple has won a suit against a British Columbia bed and breakfast that discriminated against them.

Police in Gambia testified against the gay men they arrested in a bar raid, who face charges of “indecent practice between a male.”

– Dan Savage and the “It Gets Better” producers are partnering with the Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute to examine openly LGBT political candidates as they run for office.

– Ed Helms of The Hangover and The Office tweeted yesterday that he would no longer be eating at Chick-fil-A because of anti-gay remarks made by its President.

– Stephen Ira, trans son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, answered questions submitted by WeHappyTrans: