The Morning Pride: April 9, 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.

– Meet the 2014 Trans 100.

– The co-founder of OKCupid, Sam Yagan, has apologized for a $500 donation he made ten years ago to anti-gay candidate Rep. Chriss Cannon (R-UT), admitting he was unaware of the candidate’s positions on LGBT issues and recommitting his support for full LGBT equality.

– has promised to no longer charge bisexual customers for two different accounts if they’re interested in meeting both men and women.


– The widow of a transgender man has won a long fight to receive her late husband’s pension benefits; the plan’s administrator questioned the validity of the marriage because of “the gender discrepancies in the records.”

– The Alliance Defending Freedom’s Kellie Fiedorek believes that supporting anti-gay discrimination or refusing service to same-sex couples are as brave as Rosa Parks’ bus protest.

– Liberty University is facing criticism from fellow conservatives because it hired an openly gay choreographer for an upcoming campus production of Mary Poppins.

– Both CNN and Fox News completely ignored the passage of Mississippi’s pro-discrimination “religious liberty” bill.

– A Brooklyn teen was told by the private school she attends that she cannot bring her boyfriend to prom because he is transgender.


– Photographer Alvaro Laiz explores how transgender people are secretly living out their lives in Mongolia, concealing their identities to avoid persecution.