The Morning Pride: April 23, 2014


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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– A Louisiana lawmaker has pulled the bill she introduced to create nondiscrimination protections for LGBT workers because it didn’t have the votes to pass.

– The federal judge hearing a challenge to Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage is not delaying today’s hearing to consider whether the National Organization for Marriage should be allowed to intervene.

– The Williams Institute estimates that marriage equality would add $60 million to Virginia’s economy over its first three years.

– A new study suggests that transgender women are 49 times more likely to have HIV than other women.

– The cable news networks have not paid much attention to some of the major advances in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and research.

– The Gay-Straight Alliance is petitioning for the release of Yordy Cancino from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention; Cancino founding the GSA at his high school and graduated as salutatorian.

– The World Bank may proceed with its loan to Uganda despite holding off because of its new anti-homosexuality law, but only if the country guarantees protections for LGBT patients and healthcare workers.

– “Stone Cold” Steve Austin supports marriage equality: “If it’s the same-sex, more power to them.”

– Watch several veterans explain why they support marriage equality for Colorado: