The Morning Pride: August 9, 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.

– The Log Cabin Republicans have been credentialed to participate in the Republican Party’s platform planning committee.

– Individuals protesting a Gay Day celebration in Grand Rapids, Michigan threatened to rape and kill its participants.

– The ACLU explains how transgender discrimination is sex discrimination.

– LGBT activist group All Out is calling on the UK government to investigate and condemn ex-gay therapy in advance of a workshop being held by Exodus International splinter group Desert Stream.

– Inspired by Greg Louganis, Australian Olympic trampolinist Ji Wallace, who won a silver medal in the Sydney 2000 games, has come out as HIV-positive.

– MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts plans to be the first openly gay news anchor to marry.

– Watch out! Religious conservatives are planning to come after your children!