The Morning Pride: April 29, 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.

Nevada’s homeless shelters are swelling with LGBT youth, many of whom have been rejected by their families.

– Equality Matters profiles Fox News’ Todd Starnes, the network’s “mouthpiece for anti-gay hate groups.”

South Carolina will begin considering an LGBT nondiscrimination bill this week.

– New York has begun consideration of a ban on ex-gay therapy for minors.

-After receiving a warning from the ACLU, a central Pennsylvania school has allowed a transgender student to attend prom with his girlfriend, though that doesn’t change the fact he was excluded from running for prom king.

– The Federal Elections Commission cannot allow same-sex couples to contribute jointly to political campaigns because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

– Students at the University of San Diego, a Catholic University, tried to pray away a drag show.

Students and Anonymous are organizing to support fired Ohio Catholic school teacher Carla Hale.

– Despite their ties to New Zealand, the Cook Islands will not be proceeding with marriage equality.

– The Australian Christian Lobby — an anti-gay group — did not secure, so now there’s this.

– Openly gay kicker Alan Gendreau was not part of the NFL draft, but is hoping to land a tryout at a training camp this summer.

– “Yes, I really am bisexuals. Deal with it.”