The Morning Pride: April 30, 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.

Herald Embroidery's stickers.

Herald Embroidery’s stickers.

CREDIT: Joe.My.God.

– The Department of Education has issued guidance that for the first time includes transgender students under Title IX’s protections for sexual violence.

– Florida has refused to allow Sara Parr to take her wife’s last name, even though they were legally married in California.

– South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) has promised to defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage when a suit is filed.

– The Boy Scouts of America has refused to hire a 19-year-old Eagle Scout after he was outed on Facebook.

– The Mint Springs Farm has reversed its policy and will allow a pair of Iraq War veterans to hold their wedding ceremony there.

– Kentucky print shop Herald Embroidery has removed offensive stickers that welcomed Christianity and guns while refusing LGBT people.

– Because of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, authorities banned a Pride march in Sebastopol.

– Watch Janet Mock and Fusion’s Alicia Menendez flip the script about how transgender people are often interviewed: