The Morning Pride: October 14, 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.

– The Log Cabin Republicans have petitioned for a rehearing of their case against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, arguing that the case is not moot even though the law has been repealed.

– Here are 16 reasons why members of the LGBT community should join the 99 Percent Movement.

– The Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign will advance today with a public, interfaith blessing for LGBT families and an act of civil disobedience.


– A New Jersey teacher is under fire for writing anti-gay comments on Facebook, such as, “Homosexuality is a perverted spirit that has existed from the beginning of creation.”

– The National Organization for Marriage claims in its latest email that “hundreds” of supporters of “traditional marriage” are the real victims who’ve been “bullied, threatened, and even fired from their jobs.”

– The Department of Housing and Urban Development highlights steps it is taking to address LGBT housing discrimination.

– Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided the city doesn’t need a Director of LGBT Issues.

– Transgender HRC board member Megan Stabler has had a legal same-sex marriage in Texas — because Stabler’s birth certificate still says she’s male.


– The Bank of America will soon begin reimbursing employees in same-sex couples for the extra tax burden on their healthcare plans.

– Check out more remembrances of gay activist Frank Kameny from Rachel Maddow and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

– Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga of Zimbabwe endorses the idea that “homosexuals must die.”

– This week’s editorial cartoon from the Dallas Voice illuminates some of the challenges conservatives will face banning same-sex marriage next year: