The Morning Pride: November 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.

– The wedding trade is looking forward to a boost from the expansion of marriage equality.

– The New York Times checks in with LGB cadets at military academies in the post-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell era.

Multiple synagogues are ending their relationship with the Boy Scouts of America because of its anti-gay policies.

John Aravosis and David Badash explain the significance of Nate Silver openly identifying as gay.

– North Carolina LGBT activists are developing strategies to advance equality locally after last spring’s setback for marriage equality.

– Pennsylvania is not getting marriage equality anytime soon.

– Stockton College’s Student Senate will vote this week whether Chick-fil-A should remain on campus.

– The Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice has refused Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s pressure to rescind protections for LGBT youth.

– It is unclear why evolution favors homosexuality, but here are six hypotheses, all of which could be pieces of the puzzle.

– The Untied Nations Human Rights Commission has condemned Cameroon for continuing to jail suspected homosexuals.

– Cuba has elected its first transgender woman.

– The gay-straight alliance at Nebraska’s Lincoln Northeast high school painted a snow plow with an LGBT-friendly message.

– Wanda Sykes says gay marriage is way better than straight marriage: