The Morning Pride: June 28, 2012

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.

– The second day of the Dump General Mills protest was equally as pathetic as the first. Thank General Mills for its support of LGBT equality.

– Meanwhile, Minnesota for Marriage is in damage-control mode after posting on Facebook that gays should be put to death.

– Montgomery County School Board voted to end allowing nonprofits to send informational fliers home with middle and high school students to prevent PFOX from distributing ex-gay propaganda.

– Marriage equality is becoming a particularly contentious issue in Ohio.

– A new report documents the needs of LGBT Chicagoans, including afford health services, government benefits, and sustainable employment.


– After originally being allowed to join as a family, a gay couple and their son were kicked out of an athletic club in Roanoke and are now suing for discrimination.

– A transgender inmate in Indianapolis feels “less than human” after being kept for three months in social isolation (a.k.a. “protective custody”).

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe supports marriage equality.

– At a Trevor Project event with former Will & Grace co-star Eric McCormack, Debra Messing said she hopes her son is gay:

MESSING: I’d be devastated if my son grows up to be a hetero (sexual). As a parent you just envision a certain life for your child. I mean, if he’s straight, think of all the fabulous things he’s going to miss out on!