The Morning Pride: November 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.

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– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for Monday afternoon.

– The Coast Guard has added sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination policy.

– The Army has said that Chelsea Manning cannot receive hormone therapy nor dress as a woman while in prison, but no one has ever asked for those rights before, so she intends to fight for the treatment in court.

– A lesbian couple has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Colorado’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

– Conservative groups have been caught spreading the lie that the American Psychiatric Association classified pedophilia as a “sexual orientation” instead of a disorder. The APA has clarified that pedophilic disorder is a “paraphilia,” not a “sexual orientation.

– A Texas teen has been suspended for responding to his anti-gay bullies by tearing the book of Leviticus out of his own copy of the Bible.

– The Ruth Institute is getting a divorce from the National Organization for Marriage.

– A new study finds that New Zealand’s gay community experiences health disparities just like the gay community in the U.S.

– Nike has donated $200,000 to the LGBT Sports Coalition.

– The Hershey Company has endorsed ENDA.

– It’s a hoax on another one of those satire sites in disguse, but what if Big Bird really did come out as transgender?