The Morning Pride: March 21, 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.

– At the White House’s conference on LGBT bullying yesterday, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder said that “no one deserves to be bullied, harassed, or victimized because of who they are, how they worship, or who they love.”

– Today New Hampshire Republicans will consider a bill to repeal marriage equality, but voters and businesses oppose the effort.

– Anti-gay activists have formed the No Special Rights PAC in Maine to oppose the November ballot initiative to legalize same-sex marriage.

– Another binational same-sex couple is fighting to stay together under the threat of the Defense of Marriage Act.

– Catholic Bishop William Lori has been appointed as head of the Baltimore Archdiocese, a move Catholics for Equality calls “predictable” because Lori heads up the Conference of Catholic Bishops’ new Committee on Religious Liberty.


– The director of New York City’s shelter for homeless LGBT youth is appealing to Cardinal Timothy Dolan to stop spreading anti-gay rhetoric that leads parents to reject their gay kids.

– The school board in Muskegon, Michigan has passed a new sex ed curriculum that includes information on topics like masturbation, behavior, and sexual orientation.

– The Catholic Church of the Netherlands apparently tried to castrate boys to cure their homosexuality in the 1950s.

– The International Olympic Committee said nothing to rebuke a Russian judge’s decision to prohibit a Pride House at the 2014 games.

– Piers Morgan tweeted yesterday that he did nothing to “stitch up” Kirk Cameron — he’s “just a bigot.”

– One same-sex family’s road trip disaster came with a surprising lesson in family values.

– Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Columbia University say, “It Gets Better”: