The Morning Pride: March 8, 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.

– On the eve before the Supreme Court arguments, San Francisco will host a March 4 Equality.

– A proposed Utah LGBT nondiscrimination bill has advanced out of committee.

– The Minnesota marriage equality bill has enough support to advance out of committee.

– The Illinois House voted 61-55-1 to pass a bill that repeals a law requiring health officials to contact school principals when a child is diagnosed as HIV-positive.

CPAC will have a pro-gay rights panel after all.

– The Colorado school that denied a trans student use of the proper bathroom has refused to enter mediation talks with her family.

– A high school in the Chicago suburbs is fighting bullying with a campaign featuring 26 teachers who posed for NOH8 portraits.

– An ATM receipt in Puerto Rico came with an extra message: “WE HATE FAGS.”

Greece has included gender identity in its hate crime law, making it the first transgender protection in the country.

Canada has been helping to fight Uganda’s “Kill The Gays” bill.

– Several prominent Chicago athletes, including Ernie Banks and Richard Dent, have come out for marriage equality (cartoon via the Dallas Voice):