"The Morning Pride: May 17, 2013"
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- Today is the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). The above map shows the most inclusive (green) and anti-LGBT countries in Europe.
- A Nevada Assembly Committee has advanced a constitutional amendment to allow same-sex marriage.
- The Puerto Rico Senate has approved a sweeping LGBT nondiscrimination bill.
- LGBT groups are challenging Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) to include same-sex couples in his new push for adoption.
- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) points out that “the sky has not fallen” and “the earth has not opened up to swallow us up” because of marriage equality.
- Minnesota Republicans are not going to try to overturn the same-sex marriage law.
- A New Mexico Catholic school is demanding that a trans-masculine student wear a female gown to graduation.
- Openly gay former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) will marry his partner on Saturday in DC.
- Glee‘s Matthew Morrison is HRC’s latest “American for Marriage Equality.”
- Uma Thurman will portray anti-gay activist Anita Bryant.
- Jason Collins and his brother Jarron joked about his coming out experience with Jimmy Kimmel.
- Watch an IDAHO flashmob from Gay Star News: