The Morning Pride: November 19, 2013


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.

– Gov. Steve Beshear (D) will allow the Kentucky National Guard offer gay servicemembers federal marriage benefits.

– Chattanooga, Tennessee could today become the third city in The Volunteer State to offer benefits to same-sex (or otherwise unmarried) partners of city employees.

– A large coalition of clergy have come out against Indiana’s proposed amendment banning same-sex marriage.

– The New Jersey waitress who was denied a tip because she’s gay is donating the extra tips she has since received to the Wounded Warrior Project.

– The National Organization for Marriage refused to produce its tax forms in time, so the Human Rights Campaign filed a complaint with the IRS, but NOM then released the forms and called HRC frivolous.

– A gay teen in the UK committed suicide after having made 20 reports of bullying to his school for both homophobia and racism.

– Chile has elected its first openly gay lawmaker, Claudio Arriagada of the Christian Democratic Party.

– This weekend, two men opened fire on a gay club in Moscow, Russia, but they only managed to deal damage to the exterior of the building because no one was entering or exiting.

– Meet Virginia high school tennis champ Mikey Drougas, who came out as gay to Salem High School on Twitter earlier this month.