The Morning Pride: September 9, 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.

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Virginia will join Alabama in providing benefits to the same-sex spouses of National Guard servicemembers even though the state does not recognize same-sex marriage.

– A Tennessee school is refusing to allow a “safe zone” poster to be rehung in a hallway while the school board investigates the bullying policy.

– A South Carolina teacher has been sued for bullying a gay student extensively who recently attempted suicide.

– A new study finds that LGBT teenagers face a higher risk of dating abuse.

– The Colville Tribal Council in Washington state has approved marriage equality.

– The new more-anti-gay Christian alternative to the Boy Scouts of America finally has a name: “Trail Life USA.”

– The American Family Association figured out “the real problem with homosexuality“: gay people openly talk about having sex with the same sex.

– A transgender student is attempting to become homecoming queen at Huntington Beach High School in California.

– A Missouri man has been charged with spreading HIV to as many as 300 sexual partners.

– The top 12 strangest arguments against marriage equality from Scotland’s first committee hearing.

– A Russian gay activist says he felt “let down” from his meeting with President Obama.

– Some stolen documents from the Ugandan Parliament reveals some extreme anti-gay propaganda used to support the proposed “Kill The Gays” bill.

– A survey of gay men in India disproves the myth that they all have anal sex — over 25 percent do not.