The Morning Pride: November 2, 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. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

– An Occupy Wall Street teach-in from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project explored how the 99 Percent Movement could be more inclusive of transgender people.

– The New York Times seems to have taken the National Organization for Marriage’s bait that in the Iowa Senate race, same-sex marriage is the “most discussed” issue.

– NOM used their own photo controversy to paint themselves as the victim — that it was the institution of marriage that got “mugged,” not the Obama rally photos they used to support their New Hampshire campaign.


– Oh, and NOM’s latest video isn’t about marriage equality. It just insinuates that the gay community hates straight couples with foster children, or something.

– The superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District is furious about all the adult “bullies” from outside the community who have called with hateful comments about the lesbian couple crowned homecoming king and queen.

– The coalition of conservatives trying to overturn California’s FAIR Education Act hasn’t given up.

– An Atlanta-based print company is using its “Moral Objection Policy” to discriminate against LGBT organizations.

– A same-sex parent offers a fresh perspective about talking to his teenager about his sex life.

– A British teacher advised students to “act less gay” to avoid being bullied.

– WATCH: NAACP Chairman Julian Bond has joined HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality video campaign.

– WATCH: Musician Tom Goss has a new video for his song, “It’s All Over.” Goss was named “Best Local Musician” in the Washington Blade’s “Best of Gay DC” awards: