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.
– Mozilla’s new CEO Brendan Eich won’t clarify his position on same-sex marriage or whether he’d consider giving to an anti-equality campaign like Prop 8 again.
– Republican state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (R) founded a group in 2011 called the Pro-Marriage Amendment Forum, which promotes false claims like sperm causes AIDS, sweat spreads AIDS, and gay men die at an average age of 41.
– The Boy Scouts of America removed an openly gay Scout leader from a Seattle troop, the first such firing since the organization opened up to gay Scouts (but not leaders).
-Brian “B-Daht” McLaughlin, a popular DJ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has been harassing an openly gay student at Winston-Salem State University who has done drag for being a contender for “Mr. WSSU.” McLaughlin has since deleted the harassing tweets.
– Texas A&M University will host its first-ever Lavender Graduation for its LGBT students.
– A teacher in Chicago’s public schools is coming out to her community as transgender.