"The Morning Pride: June 11, 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.
– In his statement recognizing LGBT Pride Month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he plans to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) up for a vote “soon.”
– Meet some same-sex couples in Illinois anticipating marriage equality.
– Three gay men have been attacked in Columbus, Ohio, since last Thursday.
– The Illinois Family Institute has a repulsive guide for when married same-sex couples decide to repent their homosexuality.
– Civil rights icon Dolores Huerta has recorded a new PSA in support of marriage equality.
– The Russian Duma has unanimously advanced a bill that bans “homosexual propaganda” and even deports foreigners who violate the provision.
– Nepal’s Supreme Court has ruled that trans people can be identified as such — instead of as male or female — on their passports.
– The mother of Glee actress Charice has come out as a former lesbian and explained she hopes Charice will renounce her homosexuality as well.
– Texas teen Mitch Anderson came out as gay during his Salutatorian address last Thursday.
– Stanford University athletes, coaches, staff, and administrators have made it clear that LGBT athletes are welcome: