The Morning Pride: June 5, 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.

– A pair of twins, Liz and Erin Czerwinski, are this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian at Key West High School, and they were raised by lesbian moms.

– An LGBT protester from GetEQUAL heckled First Lady Michelle Obama at a fundraiser Tuesday, demanding an executive order from President Obama with LGBT employment protections.

– Over a year ago, the White House promised a study on LGBT workplace discrimination, but the unnecessary study has not advanced.

– The town of Bisbee, Arizona has approved a new version of its same-sex civil unions bill.

– The College Republicans may suggest that the GOP be quiet about same-sex marriage, but that hasn’t stopped the College Republicans from sponsoring an anti-gay conference.

– Bill O’Reilly thinks children should be punished for violating gender norms.

– Some conservatives wish New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) appoint National Organization for Marriage co-founder Robert George to the vacant Senate seat.


– A high school in Alexandria, Virginia allowed a gay man to be elected prom queen, but dismissed the press from the room.

– 11-year-old Marcel Neergaard is taking a stand against Tennessee lawmakers who want to protect people who bully LGBT students.

– A new study from the Pew Research Center shows which countries are most and least accepting of homosexuality.

– An Australian court has approved a law that allows individuals to identify as neither male nor female on their government documents.

– Apparently, Australian gay men were holding secret illegal same-sex marriages in the 1930’s.

– Some of the most extreme opponents of LGBT equality held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign building Tuesday. Here are some excerpts of their remarks: