The Morning Pride: August 15, 2012

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.

– Wisconsin state Rep. Mark Pocan (D) won a key primary last night, putting him in line to be the next openly gay member of Congress.

Florida has elected its first openly gay state legislator, David Richardson (D), who will run unopposed in November. He may also be joined by Joe Saunders (D), who faces one of the most hotly contested races in the state.

– National Organization for Marriage wants every Wednesday to be Chick-fil-A Wednesday, continuing to brand all its materials with the restaurants logo without any official relationship with the company.


– OutServe and SLDN have started a new letter-writing campaign encouraging Congress to recognize how the Defense of Marriage Act hurts gay and lesbian servicemembers.

– Campus Pride has ranked the Top 10 Trans-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

– Students in Ocala, Florida have won a lawsuit for their right to form a gay-straight alliance at Vanguard High School.

– Saudi Arabia has objected to the formation of new internet domains, including .gay, .bar, .baby, and .islam.