The Morning Pride: August 22, 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.

Wentworth Miller - GLAAD Meme– New York legislators are the latest to consider a ban on ex-gay therapy for minors.

– The National Organization for Marriage is upset that a new Fox News poll on marriage equality isn’t getting more attention, but the group should be careful what it wishes for.

– A new report on LGBT inclusion in California schools has found that they are falling short in providing safe learning environments.

– A new coalition has launched to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Indiana.

– One gay Indiana teen fears for his life after enduring a beating on the bus for being gay.

– The Iowa Ethics Board has rejected NOM’s proposal to remove its executive director from its investigation.

– A church in Collegedale, Tennessee has kicked out a lesbian couple because they supported the town’s proposal to provide benefits to same-sex partners of city employees.

– A Utah publisher has canceled an author’s novel because it refused to print that he had a boyfriend in his bio.

– Germany will become the first European country to legally recognize a “third gender”; children who are born intersex will no longer be arbitrarily assigned a male or female designation.

– NOM’s Brian Brown is quite proud to be fomenting homophobia abroad.

– LGBT acceptance is improving in Thailand, which may soon consider marriage equality.

– Actor Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) has come out as gay specifically to reject an invitation from a Russian film festival.