The Morning Pride: January 22, 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.

– Colorado will begin consideration of a civil unions bill Wednesday afternoon.

– Marriage equality will get its first vote in Rhode Island today.

– A New Mexico lawmaker has proposed a resolution to let voters approve marriage equality.

Two more Idaho cities have established LGBT nondiscrimination protections in law.

Waco, Texas will consider LGBT employment protections that have been advanced by a student at Baylor University.

– Nearly 300 mayors have joined a campaign supporting marriage equality.

– The conservative group GOProud has finally endorsed marriage equality.

– A liberal Catholic group, the North American Old Catholic Church, will ordain its first transgender priest.

– The National Organization for Marriage tried to co-op Dr. King’s legacy yesterday.

– Israel has celebrated its first public transgender wedding.

– A study suggests that half of men who use hook-up apps like Grindr have unsafe sex.

– A marriage equality Facebook page is petitioning the site to stop catering to homophobic users who report the page’s photos of same-sex couples.

– Vanderbilt University quarterback and NFL prospect Jordan Rogers has no problem with having a gay teammate.

– LGBT Jamaicans have launched a new YouTube campaign, “We Are Jamaicans,” challenging the country’s rampant homophobia.

– The Lesbian and Gay Band Association, made up of LGBT performers from across the country, performed Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” for President Obama in the inaugural parade (additional clip available here):