The Morning Pride: September 7, 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.

– What has President Obama done for transgender Americans?

– The University of North Texas is going to open the first LGBT archive in the South.

– A gay doctoral student has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Columbia University.


– Over 50,000 copies of a booklet describing homosexuality as a type of “sexual deviance” have been distributed to families in Hangzhou, China.

– Uganda police have arrested a bar owner for staging a play with a gay plotline.

– The pop band fun. (“We Were Young”) will perform a concert to benefit the marriage equality campaign in Maine.

– A new questionnaire helps explain the concept of “religious liberty.”

– Last night, MTV Video Music Awards host Kevin Hart applauded Frank Ocean for coming out. Watch Ocean’s performance of “Thinkin Bout You”: