The Morning Pride: January 14, 2013

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.

– Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly had no problem mocking a transgender inmate’s appearance, let alone joking about her risk of sexual assault in a male presence.

– Rhode Island Episcopal Bishop Nicholas Knisely supports marriage equality.

– Maryland Del. Don Dwyer (R) blames his drunk boating accident on the passage of marriage equality legislation.

– The Virginia legislature will soon have another opportunity to certify the first openly gay person, District Judce Tracy Thorne-Begland, to the commonwealth’s judiciary.


– Salem College, an all-women university, is wrestling with whether to allow a student who has transitioned to a man to continue at the school.

– The Lear Corporation will begin offering domestic partner benefits to employees on March 1.

– Mitchell and Tim Gold are raising money and collecting artifacts to open a national LGBT history museum.

– Accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award last night at the Golden Globes, Jodie Foster acknowledged her sexuality publicly for the first time in a provocative speech decrying the media’s invasion of celebrities’ privacy. Watch it: