The Morning Pride: March 17, 2014

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 U.S. is reviewing the aid it provides to Uganda in the wake of the country’s new anti-gay law.

– The New Hampshire Senate has approved a constitutional amendment that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

– An LGBT nondiscrimination bill proposed in Kansas is probably dead for this session.

– Fred Phelps, founder of the infamously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, is apparently on his deathbed.

– The mother of one of the women in a lesbian couple that was found murdered in Texas two weeks ago is convinced that her ex-husband, who has since been arrested for related charges, is responsible.


– Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy is trying to take his opposition to same-sex marriage out of the company’s limelight.

– Administrators at an Arkansas high school are censoring a Yearbook interview with student Taylor Ellis because he talks about coming out as gay.

– When The Wendy Williams Show decided to discuss transgender athletes, it went about as badly as it could have.

– Major League Soccer has announced the “Don’t Cross The Line” initiative to help protect players from discrimination and harassment on the basis of their sexual orientation.