The Morning Pride: March 12, 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.

– President Obama may not lobby Congress on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

– The Utah Senate quickly killed a bill that would have extended LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

– The Nebraska legislature will consider three different LGBT bills this Thursday, including nondiscrimination protections and foster care and adoption rights.

– A nondiscrimination bill has been introduced in the West Virginia Senate.

– An Iowa state judge has sided with a trans woman who was ordered to leave the women’s restroom at the Johnson County Courthouse by a sheriff’s deputy.


– The United way of Carlisle & Cumberland County in central Pennsylvania has ended its funding of the Boy Scouts of America because of its anti-gay policy.

– The Boy Scouts are currently surveying members about that very policy with some awkward case study questions.

– The Westfield Mall in Roseville, California has officially apologized for a security guard ejecting a gay couple for kissing.

– An anti-gay mayor in Germany lost his seat to an openly gay candidate.

– A Venezuelan presidential candidate has described discrimination against gay people as “absolute fascism.”

Meet the dads who found an abandoned infant in the subway and were invited to raise him as their son.

– Anderson Cooper opens up about coming out.

– How would you respond if someone walking past your house called you a faggot?

– YouTube videos made by transgender young people document a very diverse array of identities and experiences.