"The Morning Pride: April 19, 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.
– Reminder: Today is the so-called “Day of Dialogue,” when religious conservatives will be pushing toxic anti-gay messages in schools.
– A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that marriage equality is a low priority for most voters, but support for LGBT rights continues to increase.
– The eastern North Carolina town of New Bern passed a resolution on Tuesday supporting the discriminatory Amendment One, but both the mayor and mayor pro tem refused to sign it. Early voting begins today.
– Iowa’s The FAMiLY LEADER has a new religious test for political candidates on the “Laws of Nature.”
– A suit against former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell for stalking Christopher Armstrong, who was the openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan, can proceed, but Shirvell’s counter suit for defamation has been thrown out.
– Truth in Action Ministries has released a new film highlighting religious right leaders defending the criminalization of homosexuality.
– The East Pennsboro School Board in central Pennsylvania has approved the formation of a gay-straight alliance.
– Several University of Texas student organizations are advocating for gender-inclusive housing.
– Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of the SEIU, is HRC’s latest American for Marriage Equality.
– A new short film about a mainland Chinese transgender woman having surgery in Hong Kong has gotten millions of hits on Youku. Watch My Way: