The Morning Pride: August 20, 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.

– Students at the University of North Texas and the University of Maryland are the latest calling for Chick-fil-A to be removed from her campus.

– A gay Manhattan man is fighting his father’s will, which mandated that he marry a woman if he expects his children to be entitled to their inheritance.

– Police in Greenville County, South Carolina have been accused of entrapping gay men with prostitution and sex in public, then arresting them even when the entrapment doesn’t work.

– San Francisco has approved its first affordable housing and activities center for LGBT seniors.

Patrick Scwarzenegger (son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver) is partnering up with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for Office Depot’s back-to-school campaign.

– The United Church of Canada has elected its first openly gay moderator.

– Anti-gay activists in Russia have sued Madonna for $10 million because she insulted their feelings by speaking out for gay rights at her concert in St. Petersburg.


– A Chinese student has “dared to be different,” coming out as gay during his graduation speech from Guangdong University of Finance and Economics.

– The United States and European Union have condemned the arrest of gay activists by Zimbabwean police.

– A new book profiles the struggles of a gay man living in Afghanistan.

– Check out seven fabulous rainbow wedding cakes.

– Rob Rogers, editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, takes on the Family Research Council’s claims that it isn’t a “hate group”: