The Morning Pride: November 23, 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.

– This holiday season, think twice before giving your spare change to Salvation Army bell-ringers, or consider giving these instead.

– How will cuts resulting from the supercommittee’s failure impact HIV/AIDS support and LGBT people in general?

– POZ Magazine has unveiled the 2011 POZ 100, “100 People, Things, and Ideas We Love.”


– Apparently there is such a thing as being too anti-gay for the National Organization for Marriage, but it sure is a fuzzy line.

– Spc Art Martinez Jr., who was discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, has reenlisted in the National Guard.

– Two Baltimore County Police officers have won their suits for same-sex health benefits.

– “Mr. Glass” demonstrates the importance of Texas A&M’s GLBT Resource Center.

– Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer may become the first openly gay elected official in Queens history to be married.

– A Swiss politician has compared letting same-sex couples adopt to legalizing cocaine.

– The Malaysian official who described homosexuality as unconstitutional now says he was “misquoted.”

– Denmark is set to allow religious same-sex wedding ceremonies in spring 2012.

– Oxford University is flying the rainbow flag for the first time in its history.