"The Morning Pride: June 25, 2012"
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- Jen Tyrrell and George Takei wore their Boy Scout uniforms in yesterday’s New York City Pride parade in protest of the organization’s anti-gay policy.
- Google celebrated the 100th birthday of mathematical genius Alan Turing with a special doodle on Saturday. After his accomplishments to help end World War II, Turing was later persecuted for being gay.
- Air Force Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens held a civil union ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, officiated by a military chaplain.
- A submarine’s Master Chief Machinist was relieved of duty for his homophobic hazing of a sailor.
- North Carolinian Randy Gillis ultimately walked 96 miles and delivered 23 letters expressing concern and opposition to Amendment One.
- A controversy erupted when a sexual health teacher honestly answered 5th-graders’ questions about sex.
- Vermont has restored funding to an LGBT group that runs anti-harassment programs in schools.
- The mother of a teen who was bullied for being gay is now advocating for change and acceptance.
- Despite what a pariah it’s made him, one Southern Baptist continues advocating for LGBT equality because of how his family was treated when his son died of AIDS.
- A group of Republicans that support civil unions in Colorado has decided to endorse and campaign for candidates.
- The IRS has published new guidance for same-sex couples.
- Watch yesterday’s Twin Cities Pride flashmob for marriage equality: