The Morning Pride: August 26, 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. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

– The White House has honored the Trevor Project as a Champion of Change.

– A gay porn DVD was found among the possessions of Libyan leader Mu’ammar Gadhafi’s son Al-Saadi.

– NPR covered multiple LGBT topics yesterday, including the importance of LGBT media, how new deportation rules will protect same-sex binational couples, and what will come of OutServe, the underground network of LGBT people in the military, after Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed.


– GQ’s Chris Heath interviewed dozens of gay servicemembers and veterans to tell an “intimate history of gay men int he military.”

– Florida anti-gay teacher Jerry Buell has a whole new problem: his Christ-inspired syllabus and teaching website.

– Why is it that some of the most anti-gay (and so called “pro-marriage”) states have the highest rates of divorce?

Closing arguments have begun in the murder trial for Brandon McInerny and the prosecutor is trying demolish the “gay panic” defense being used to justify the point-blank shooting of classmate Lawrence King.

– Washington, DC has a new LGBT-friendly mosque.

– After recordings of his fellow servicemembers’ band went viral, YouTuber “AreYouSurprised” was essentially outed to his unit, and things went just fine.

– The school board in Clayton, MO has voted unanimously to add non-discrimination protections for sexual orientation.

– Today’s editorial cartoon in the Dallas Voice makes fun of fictional characters with questionable sexual orientations: