The Morning Pride: January 26, 2012

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.

– Creating Change, the National Conference on LGBT Equality, kicks off today in Baltimore. Follow #cc12 on Twitter for insights from all the workshops and presenters.

– The St. Paul City Council voted 6–1 to oppose Minnesota’s proposed marriage discrimination amendment.

– New York Assembly Daniel O’Donnell, who helped craft the state’s marriage equality bill, will finally marry his partner of 31 years this weekend.


– A South Carolina bill would prevent prisons from covering the costs hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery for transgender inmates.

– Indiana may soon investigate “alternatives to civil marriage.”

– The mayor of Dallas skipped a “Meet The Mayor” community meeting to avoid a gay rights protest over his refusal to join other mayors supporting marriage equality.

– Harrisville, Utah, has become the 14th municipality in the state to pass LGBT non-discrimination protections.

– The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing a case over a police officer denied a job because of his HIV status.

– Ex-gay survivor Chaim Levin details his experience being bullied in the Jewish Frum community.

– Whoever used “@LGBTfacts” to spread antigay information on Twitter faced a huge backlash in the form of “#LGBTfacts.”

– Transgender Pakistanis have been granted the right to vote.

– São Paulo, Brazil, has launched a new campaign to fight homophobia.

– A survey shows that 81 percent of British actors are open about their sexuality.

– The character of Roscoe on House of Lies provides an authentic look at gender non-conforming children.

– Kim Kardashian has donated $50,000 to The Trevor Project.

– ABC’s What Would You Do takes a look at how people react to a same-sex marriage proposal. Watch a preview: