The Morning Pride: October 2, 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.

– Northern Ireland’s Stormont Assembly has defeated a bill to advance marriage equality.

– Maryland equality opponent Bishop Harry Jackson claimed that he prayed the Washington Blade out of business, ignoring that it immediately resurrected and has been going strong for three years since.

– The Department of Education has issued new training modules to combat bullying.

Two new anti-gay ads in Minnesota claim that marriage “was made by God.”

– An eclectic order of Catholic nuns in Ohio believes that when women take birth control, it causes men to commit homosexual acts.


– MSNBC host Thomas Roberts married his partner over the weekend, and former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom officiated.

– Queerty reviews 10 books that are “way too gay to read” for Banned Book Week.

– The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has come out against ex-gay therapy, advising its 30,000 members not to offer it to patients.

– Critics are calling out the Stonewall National Museum and Archives for self-censoring an exhibit called Men In Living Rooms.

– Bruce Springsteen is lending his support to the four state marriage equality campaigns.