The Morning Pride: September 10, 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.

– Vice President Joe Biden on marriage equality: “It’s going to happen.”

– On Friday, 145 House Democrats filed an amicus brief in the case of Windsor v. United States calling for the Defense of Marriage Act to be ruled unconstitutional.

– The Democratic National Convention’s transgender delegation was “especially historic,” but they were barely recognized by party leaders.


– Catholic bishops in Washington are trying to raise fears about marriage equality, but the Approve Referendum 74 campaign has debunked their claims.

– Civil rights leader Julian Bond has penned an op-ed in favor of marriage equality in Maryland.

– The debate site Riyarchy has found a 100 percent case in favor of marriage equality.

Gay immigration detainee Luis Armando Mendoza Sanchez is might not be receiving the proper mental health treatment he deserves.

– An entire school in South Australia has signed a pledge against saying “That’s so gay.”

– Vietnam has legally recognized a transgender person according to her gender identity for the first time.

– Japan is launching a new anti-bullying campaign in the wake of some highly visible teen suicides.

– The country of Zimbabwe is shutting down, suing, and persecuting Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe for “undermining the authority of the President.”

Brad Pitt explains that his mom is wrong about President Obama and marriage equality is “inevitable.”

– Meet the first-ever known transgender high school football player, Seth Knop.

Wanda Sykes explains why the Republican Party hates her: “I’m a black, gay woman. I think the only way to make the GOP hate me more is if I sent them a video of me rolling around on a pile of welfare checks.”