"The Morning Pride: December 19, 2012"
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– Workplace nondiscrimination protections may see a new push in Congress next year.
– Two new Republicans have signed on to support the Uniting American Families Act, which helps keep bi-national same-sex couples together despite the Defense of Marriage Act.
– Prominent AIDS activist Spencer Cox has passed away at age 44.
– Wyoming may take steps to recognize same-sex couples next year — or ban that recognition.
– Truth Wins Out has expanded its investigation into fraudulent “ex-gay” star couple John and Anne Paulk, and apparently, John may even identify as a gay man now.
– Some gay and bi men may be engaging in unprotected sex because they can’t find condoms that fit appropriately — close to half experienced slippage (condoms that were too big) and almost a third reported breakage (condoms that were too small.
– Liverpool soccer player Suso (Jesús Joaquín Fernández Sáez de la Torre) has been fined £10,000 (over $16,000) for calling his teammate “gay” on Twitter for getting his teeth whitened.
– Russia has delayed debate about a bill banning “promotion of homosexuality propaganda” until 2013.
– The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has secretly confided a promise to end the country’s discrimination against gays and lesbians.