The Morning Pride: August 10, 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.

Fifteen states have asked the Supreme Court to review the Defense of Marriage Act, almost all of them red states or states with Republican leadership.

– What’s so bad about a boy who wants to wear a dress?

– Bryan Fischer continues to suggest without any evidence that the lesbian mother of a kidnapped girl sexually molested her.

– With marriage equality gaining acceptance, same-sex couples are feeling societal pressure to start families.

– Read a letter from a gay man begging his father not to vote for Mitt Romney — and it worked!

– A bar in Portland, OR told some regular transgender customers they were no longer welcome because “People think that we’re a tranny bar.”

– The sexist, anti-gay Spanish-language show José Luis Sin Censura will no longer be on the air thanks to efforts by GLAAD and the National Hispanic MEdia Coalition.

– Strides are being made in Latin America toward recognizing same-sex parents.

– At her concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, Madonna spoke out for LGBT rights, asking, “Do we live in fear? …We want to fight for the right to be here.” Watch it: