The Morning Pride: December 13, 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 as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

– A gay sailor who was discharged twice under Don’t Ask, Don’t tell has been reinstated.

– NPR highlights Mitt Romney’s stance on LGBT issues — it’s complicated.

– NYC’s Ali Forney Center highlights LGBT youth who are homeless for the holidays.

– What’s it like when one identical twin is transgender and the other isn’t?

– The parents of Tyler Clementi have begun speaking out about their son, who they say felt like he had no friends.

– Anti-gay conservatives continue to praise Rick Perry’s infamously unpopular ad vilifying gay soldiers.

– ABC News profiles the Straight Spouse Network, which helps individuals whose spouses come out as gay or lesbian later in life.

– Watch as a gay family confronts Troy, MI’s homophobic mayor.

– A California mother speaks out against the Defense of Marriage Act, saying she’s “so proud” of her two sons.

– It’s hard to argue anti-gay conservatives aren’t encouraging a culture of bullying when they are “mortified and appalled” that young boys are simply hugging each other.

– Tony Briffa of Hobsons Bay, Australia is the world’s first openly intersex mayor.

Muslims and Catholics are joining forces to fight marriage equality in Scotland.

– A new poll shows that 90 percent of soccer fans in Britain would support openly gay players, and many blame clubs and agents for keeping them in the closet.

– Actress Pauley Perrette of NCIS says she won’t marry her fiance until Proposition 8 is overturned.