The Morning Pride: May 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.

– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a new video on bullying, encouraging everyone to “contribute to more tolerant, supportive environments” and stamp out bullying wherever it happens.

– The University of Minnesota Senate, which includes faculty, academic professionals, civil service staff, and student representatives, has overwhelmingly approved a resolution opposing Minnesota’s proposed marriage inequality amendment.

– The California Court of Appeal ruled last week that a surviving same-sex partner was entitled to inheritance rights even though the deceased had not left a will and the two were not married.

– Ken Hutcherson, one of the leading opponents of Washington’s new marriage equality law, is trying to reclaim the word “gay,” describing himself as “the gayest guy I know.”

– Are conservatives’ brains simply wired for homophobia?

– British Prime Minister David Cameron is “not backing down on gay marriage,” though a petition against marriage equality apparently now has 500,000 signatures.

– Pro-LGBT Socialist candidate François Hollande was won France’s presidential election, ousting incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

– The Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland A’s have kicked off the baseball season by saying, “It Gets Better.”

– Listen to this lovely folk song opposing North Carolina’s Amendment One: