The Morning Pride: November 30, 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.

– Maryland same-sex couples can begin applying for marriage licenses on December 6, but they won’t take effect until January 1.

– When the Colorado legislature reconvenes in January, civil unions will be on a fast track to passage.

– A new family history provides more possible insights that President Lincoln was not strictly heterosexual.

– A JROTC instructor at Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama is being investigated for telling students that homosexuality is sinfun.

– After performing a funeral for a young gay man who’d died of AIDS, Rev. Eric Williams became an advocate for those with HIV/AIDS.

– A 73-year-old UK man is still fighting to clear his criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s.

– Conservative lawmakers in Russia are introducing a country-wide bill to prohibit “propaganda of homosexualism.”

– A Canadian trans student initially banned from using the appropriate restroom has now been told he can use it freely.

– Paris is about to get its first gay-friendly mosque, but the address will be secret.

– More than half of LGBT Italians believing aging is harder for them than for straight people.