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.
– The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee advanced the LGBT-inclusive Elementary & Secondary Education Act.
– The New York Times has called on the state legislature to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA).
– One California mom talks about how it important it is to her transgender son that the state pass the LGBT-inclusive School Success and Opportunity Act, which advanced out of committee Wednesday.
– The National Organization for Marriage promoted a study from Denmark that actually suggests that civil unions are inferior to marriage.
– The Boston police has a new policy requiring that trans people still have their gender respected while they are under arrest.
– LGBT activists in Dallas, Texas protested the City Council’s refusal to consider a resolution supporting marriage equality.
– The Southern Baptist Convention passed a resolution condemning the Boy Scouts of America for allowing gay Scouts; its own youth groups allow gay boys, but with the expectation of suppressing their orientation.
– The Italian Senate will debate marriage equality.
– Peruvian police raided a same-sex wedding in an underground gay bar, arresting the “bride” and many guests.
– The NFL Players Association has released an array of LGBT Pride shirts.
– Cason Crane has become the first-ever openly gay man to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
– Here’s what happened when one 8-year-old had the chance to meet his “boyfriend,” Darren Criss (“Blaine”) from Glee.
– Meet Jonathan Allen, who was disowned at 18 for being gay, but just proved to America that he’s got talent: