The Morning Pride: August 10, 2011

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out too.

– A San Francisco married same-sex binational couple faces the threat of deportation, but Chris Geidner explains that the couple’s situation is much more complicated than was originally reported.

– Openly gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has been denied the opportunity to participate in Thursday’s Fox News debate, despite the fact he meets all the criteria set forth. Lawrence O’Donnell took Fox News to task last night for discriminating against Karger because he’s gay.

– Peter LaBarbera and his one-man anti-gay operation, Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, has launched a campaign to prevent gay men from donating blood called the “Keep the Gay Blood Ban” (KGB²).

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera introduced legislation yesterday that would recognize same-sex civil unions.

– A sixth student has filed suit against Anoka-Hennepin School District for its gag policy on LGBT issues, claiming she faced severe harassment as an out lesbian.


– The Dallas school board will soon consider whether to create policies that would protect transgender students and employees from discrimination.

– Conservatives are angry at an Ontario Catholic School teacher who taught students about sexual orientation, including such dastardly concepts as “Gay males and lesbians are not overly sexual,” “Gay men are not always hitting on young boys,” and “Gay people are not very different from straight people.”

– The Quebec government has published a guide for taking care of LGBT seniors.

– A new documentary called Lead With Love looks at four families responding to learning that their child is gay. The 35-minute film can be watched online. Here’s the trailer: