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The Morning Pride: May 21, 2013

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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.

- Advocates say they have the votes for marriage equality to pass in the Illinois House.

- The White House will honor ten state LGBT officials as Harvey Milk Champions of Change, and will always posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to astronaut Sally Ride.

- A Republican threat of filibuster has killed an LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying bill in the Minnesota Senate.

- A bill that would have limited transgender people’s ability to marry has died in the Texas Senate.

- Same-sex couples are actually raising children largely in states and cities where their marriages aren’t recognized.

- Supporters protested a New Mexico Catholic school Monday night that is refusing to allow a transgender student to wear the graduation robe that matches his gender.

- Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) will preside over a mass wedding of same-sex couples at this summer’s Pride.

- Omaha’s newly elected mayor, Jean Stothert, apparently will not try to repeal an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

- The British House of Commons approved several amendments to the marriage equality bill, but none that weakened or threatened its passage.

- A new YouGov poll shows that 54 percent of Britons support marriage equality and only 36 percent are opposed.

- The Church of Scotland General Assembly has voted to allow openly gay ministers.

- Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has come out for marriage equality after previously opposing it.

- A Catholic seminary in Pennsylvania offers a “sports camp” that helps gay men shed their same-sex attractions. Perhaps it looks something like this:

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