The Morning Pride: August 4, 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.

– The American Psychological Association, the world’s largest organization of psychologists, opened its annual convention by unanimously approving a resolution in support of marriage equality. The resolution cites research studies that show same-sex couples suffer stress when they can’t access the legal protections of marriage but they benefit greatly when they can.

– The last known survivor of the “Pink Triangles,” those persecuted by the Nazis for homosexuality, has passed away. Rudolf Brazda was 98.

– Republican presidential hopeful Jon Hunstman said yesterday that states should have the right to legalize marriage equality.

– Another married binational same-sex couple is fighting to prevent a deportation.

– If the Montgomery-Duban Family gets 100,000 Likes on their website before Sept. 1, they will donate $10,000 to the NOH8 Campaign. As of this posting, they have around 12,000.


– A video from the group FCKH8 opposing Minnesota’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage is being used by proponents of the amendment as a fundraising tool. Equality advocates aren’t thrilled with it either.

– Scott Wooledge outlines “10 Things Senator Gillibrand Has Done For The LGBT Community.”

– Mark Morford invites you to meet the gay agenda, “because know this for certain: There is no going back. “