The Morning Pride: May 8, 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 same-sex couple is suing to have their marriage recognized in Alabama.

– California may update its marriage laws with gender-neutral language.

– Houston has delayed voting on a new comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance.

Battery charges have been dropped against Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender student who was arrested after defending herself in a physical altercation.

– Read how one family has forced their son into ex-gay therapy to rid him of his “destructive” homosexuality.

– A group of Cuban LGBT advocates were not invited to an international LGBT conference in their own country.

– A study from Portugal suggests that people are more likely to associate straight men with being masculine than gay men.

– A group of chefs are hosting a dinner in New York City called the Big Gay Mississippi Welcome Table in protest of Mississippi’s new pro-discrimination “religious liberty” law.