The Morning Pride: July 25, 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.

– According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), the first year of New York marriage equality brought $259 million in new revenue to New York City.

– New Hampshire Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien (R) wants to try to repeal marriage equality again next year.

Billionaire Paul Singer, who prominently supports Republican candidates, gave $150,000 to Maine’s marriage equality effort.


– Wisconsin state Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D) has come out as bi.

– If elected, Richard Tisei could become the first openly gay Republican to serve in Congress.

– Groups led by Pat Robertson, Rick Warren, and the Catholic Church have had a bigger role in spreading homophobia in Africa than was previously believed, but some American Christian leaders are speaking out against anti-homosexuality laws.

– AIDS denialist Bryan Fischer believes “Big Gay” wants “to go Ahmadinejad on Chick-fil-A.”

– Do some trans women use the military to try to “purge the feminine self?

– Watch one young trans woman’s transformation through a series of photos taken throughout her hormone replacement therapy.

– Explore the entire AIDS Quilt, all in one website.