The Morning Pride: February 19, 2013

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"The Morning Pride: February 19, 2013"

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.

– Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL) will introduce marriage equality legislation this week.

– Watch a woman be forcibly removed from a presentation by ex-gay speaker Kent Paris for peacefully challenging his claims.

– The first same-sex spouse of a military servicemember is set to be buried in a national cemetery.

– The opponents of marriage equality in Illinois are afraid of “the normalization of homosexual behavior” and would prefer gays “put trust in Jesus” so they can have “freedom” from homosexuality.

– A new survey of young people in the United Kingdom shows that many more are coming out as LGBT in their teens, but are seeking out emotional support when they do.

– Three out of four British HIV-positive individuals cancel their insurance after diagnosis, without even checking the terms of the contract first.

– In a sketch featuring Christoph Waltz, Jimmy Kimmel Live relied on an anti-trans punchline last week.

– A French local councillor is in trouble for attacking three gay-rights campaigners.

Transgender teacher Rafe Posey describes his first year working in a New York public school.

– Ten-(and-a-half)-year-old Braiden Neubecker describes what it’s like in her family with two dads.

– Watch Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honor Charlie Morgan, the lesbian guardsman who was challenging the Defense of Marriage Act but passed away of cancer last week:

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