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.
– The U.S. Agency for International Development has unveiled a new partnership to promote LGBT equality around the world.
– A coalition of LGBT organizations is calling on the media to better respect transgender identities, highlighting the poor handling of Chelsea Manning coming out.
– The Pennsylvania judge considering the case of the county clerk handing out same-sex marriage licenses has promised a quick ruling.
– Louisiana has joined Texas and Mississippi in denying same-sex spousal benefits to its National Guard members, but Alabama says it will follow the Pentagon’s policy even though it doesn’t recognize marriage equality.
– The California legislature has passed a law guaranteeing that LGBT seniors receive respectful elderly care.
– There was a very heated public forum last night in San Antonio, Texas, with many nasty things said about a proposed LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.
– Mayor R. T. Ryback of Minneapolis, Minnesota is inviting Illinois same-sex couples to come to his city to get married.
– The outgoing Olympics president admitted there’s nothing the International Olympic Committee can do to “have an influence on the sovereign affairs of a country.”
– A new poll finds strong support for marriage equality in Israel.
– Here are 62 active NFL players who have made LGBT-affirming statements.
– The authors of the Batwoman comics series are quitting because DC Comics wouldn’t let them portray the heroine’s same-sex marriage.
– A new platform called “Not All Like That” (NALT) will lift up the voices of LGBT-affirming Christians in hopes of countering stereotypes about Christianity being anti-gay. Here’s Dan Savage introducing the campaign: