The Morning Pride: September 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.

– Last night’s New York City one-year celebration of the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell honored Admiral Michael Mullen for his role in repeal.

– Equality Matters’ Carlos Maza shares some of the student reactions to his inside profile of the National Organization for Marriage’s conference.

Rick Santorum and Gov. Bobby Jindal will travel with The FAMiLY Leader to campaign against Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins.

– An assistant Cook County State’s Attorney was attacked after intervening to protect two gay men from harassment.

Fight Back Colorado has launched its first mailers against Republican lawmakers who voted against civil unions.

– A California high school enacted Dustin Lance Black’s play 8.

– A Texas school is now denying that its cosmetology program was canceled because a gay student had enrolled.

Hong Kong has elected its first openly gay legislator.

– Lil Wayne wants to make it clear to Frank Ocean that he’s straight.

– Pink reiterated her support for LGBT equality, telling GaydarRadio that there should be “gay weddings” or “gay marriage, just weddings and marriage for all people.

– Check out The Last Closet, a new campaign to end homophobia in men’s professional sports.

– A new documentary looks at the United Methodist Church’s “other convention,” highlighting progressive church members who support LGBT rights: