The Morning Pride: February 7, 2014


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Google Rainbow Olympics

– Google is kicking off the Olympics today with a doodle supporting LGBT athletes on its page worldwide. If the graphic weren’t obvious enough, the page also includes the following quote: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.” –Olympic Charter

– A Kansas House committee has advanced its “license to discriminate” bill.

– Jewlyes Gutierrez, a California trans teen who was arrested for defending herself to bullies, has been ordered to participate in a conflict resolution program known as restorative justice, which could clear her of the assault charges.

– Mia Talerico, the five-year-old actress who performs on Disney’s Good Luck Charlie, has received death threats believed to be connected to the show’s debut of a pair of lesbian moms.

– A new study finds that two out of three LGBTI Australian young people still experience bullying, with nearly 10 percent having to change schools to avoid the problem.

– Cyprus will hold its first-ever gay pride parade in May.

– Budweiser has pulled its employees from the Sochi Olympics and cancelled its huge party because “the company is not comfortable with the situation in Russia.”

– Four activists, including a pregnant woman, have been arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia for holding a sign that said, “Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. Olympic Charter.”