The Morning Pride: October 1, 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.

– A lawsuit has been filed challenging West Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Meet the couples who are challenging Virginia’s ban.

– Republican lawyer Ted Olson is the latest to endorse the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

– Gallaudet University’s Chief Diversity Officer has sued the school for suspending her last year after it came to light that she had signed a petition challenging Maryland’s marriage equality law.

– Mayor David DelVecchio of Lambertville, New Jersey, is hoping to perform the first same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

– International anti-gay hate-mongerer Scott Lively has announced he’s running for governor of Massachusetts.

Caribou Coffee has apologized that a Chicago-area store erased the window art completed by a high school’s gay-straight alliance.

– At The Olympic Flame ceremony, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach once again claimed that gay athletes will not be persecuted under Russia’s laws.

– Figure skater Ashley Wagner spoke out in favor of LGBT equality, saying, “I obviously do not support the legislation in Russia.”

Microsoft and comedian Fraser Millward have apologized for humiliating a transgender gamer at an Xbox press event.

What one straight guy learned from the reactions of his Facebook “friends” to his gay brother’s wedding: