The Morning Pride: June 25, 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.

– Democratic lawmakers in Michigan have proposed legislation to begin the process of overturning the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

– National Organization for Marriage Chairman John Eastman believes schools are teaching “untoward conduct” simply by acknowledging the existence of gay people.

California’s Santa Ysabel Tribe has announced its support for marriage equality.


– The European Union’s foreign affairs ministers have adopted a ground-breaking global policy to promote human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

Ireland will hold a referendum on same-sex marriage in 2014.

– This week marks the 40th anniversary of the largest mass murder of LGBT people, the arson-set fire at the Upstairs Lounge in New Orleans’s French Quarter, which claimed 32 lives.

– The Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame has announced its first class, though Robbie Rogers is notably missing.

The Directors Guild of America has elected Paris Barclay as its new president, and is both the first African American and first openly gay man to serve in the role.

– Grey Poupon Mustard has shared this touching ad celebrating LGBT Pride month: