The Morning Pride: December 3, 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.

– LGBT activists and allies protested outside the Uganda embassy in Washington, DC on Saturday.

– The Respect for Marriage Act (which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act) has a record number of supporters in Congress.

– The anti-gay Salvation Army has chosen the conservative, homophobic, and recently-disgraced Dinesh D’Souza to host their 2012 annual luncheon.

– What can Maine schools do to better protect transgender students and model respect?

– A lot of people are not happy that East Aurora School District is reconsidering a trans-inclusive policy for students.

– London’s G-A-Y Bar has broken its previous Guinness World Record for the highest number of HIV tests carried out on World AIDS Day.

– Canada’s Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton (SAVE) has launched a new gay-inclusive campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault.

– More Australian states are considering marriage equality.

– The country’s first transgender mayor, Stu Rasmussen of Silverton, Oregon, now has a musical about him. (Listen to Radiolab‘s profile about Stu’s election.)

– An Israeli court has granted the country’s first gay divorce.

– Jon Cornish, leading rusher for the Calgary Stampeders, used his acceptance speech when named the Canada Football League’s Most Outstanding Canadian to thank his two moms.

– Sir Ian McKellen would like to return to Middle Earth (New Zealand) to get married: