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.
– LGBT groups are once again criticizing President Obama for not finding any LGBT people to appoint to his Cabinet.
– The disrespectful reporting on a trans woman’s brutal murder in Ohio could very likely lead to injustice for the suspect in the case.
– The Minnesota House Ways and Means Committee will consider the marriage equality bill today.
– Another Minnesota Democrat from a rural area has endorsed it.
– Despite dedicating a whole separate operation to the state, the National Organization for Marriage now says its loss in Rhode Island is “not that big a deal.”
– Will the Methodist Church punish Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree for officiating his own son’s same-sex marriage?
– Openly gay New York City Council candidate Corey Johnson has come out as HIV-positive.
– The Boy Scouts of America will vacate its city-owned Philadelphia headquarters in exchange for $825, 000.
– Five LGBT activists were arrested in Texas last week after staging a sit-in against four Republican state senators who oppose employment nondiscrimination protections.
– Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter used his performance at Messiah College, a central Pennsylvania school with anti-gay policies, to speak out for LGBT equality. Afterwards, he explained that he would not have performed there if he knew its policies ahead of time.
– According to an autopsy report, the suspect in the murder of a black, gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi “admitted to killing” him.
– A gay mayor in France is the latest politician in the country to receive a death threat, containing bullets and many homophobic insults.
– What happened when a high school senior in Texas who was voted “most political” wanted to include a reference to gay rights in her Yearbook photo?
– Listen to NPR’s compelling story of a family’s acceptance of a transgender member.
– Meet NASCAR’s openly gay official, Matthew Pattison.
– Brittney Griner offers a touching response to Jason Collins’ coming out.
– A new study suggests that American gay men have become less promiscuous in the decade since marriage equality first became legal.