The Morning Pride: August 27, 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.

– Gay members of the Republican Party are trying to create visibility for themselves at this week’s convention.

– Floyd Corkins II has plead not guilty to the shooting at the Family Research Council.

– Those fighting California’s Proposition 8 have requested the Supreme Court pass on hearing proponents’ appeal.

– The National Organization for Marriage is continuing its race-wedging, taking out anti-equality radio ads on North Carolina R&B and Urban Gospel stations before the Democratic National Convention.


– A petition effort against Truth Wins Out’s Wayne Besen frames Fox News as “helping violent homosexuals kill Christians,” and now includes the American Family Association.

– The United Way chapter in Central Pennsylvania has said it will stop funding the local Boy Scouts council unless the group stops discrimination against gay scouts and leaders.

– The state of Georgia has successfully eliminated the waitlist for providing lifesaving AIDS medications to thousands of low-income, uninsured citizens.

– It would be very simple to fix an identification problem for transgender veterans.

– The Catholic Church in Scotland held “National Marriage Sunday” yesterday to rally congregants against the “subversion” of marriage.

– Josh Elliot of ABC’s Good Morning American is proud of his gay father.

– Singer Rufus Wainwright married his longtime partner Jorn Weisbrodt this weekend on Long Island.