The Morning Pride: November 6, 2013


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Annise Parker (D) has been reelected to her third and final term as mayor of Houston, Texas.

– Seattle, Washington has elected its first openly gay mayor, state Sen. Ed Murray (D).

– All told, of the LGBT candidates endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, 53 candidates won, 24 lost, 3 are still too close to call, and 3 are heading to December runoffs.

– Voters in Royal Oak, Michigan upheld an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance that had been passed by the City Commission back in March.

– Meanwhile, voters in Troy, Michigan rejected a comeback from former mayor Janice Daniels, who was recalled last year for making several homophobic comments.

– It turns out that the owner of Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, California was a huge donor to the Proposition 8 campaign and many anti-gay candidates across the country, like Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and former Rep. Allen West (R-FL).

Transgender patients in Canadian emergency rooms often do not receive the kind of care they require.

– Fortunately, LGBT groups have released a new guide for hospitals so that they can better respect the needs of transgender patients.

– A new study reveals that both straight and gay people disapprove of bisexuality, describing bi people as “confused,” “different,” and “experimental.”

– Ireland will hold a referendum on marriage equality in 2015 (not 2014 as originally thought).

– The Russian region of Arkhangelsk has repealed its ban on “gay propaganda.”

– According to a new Public Policy Polling poll, Republicans believe it’s more appropriate for high school students to wear confederate flags to school than pride flags (38-9).