The Morning Pride: March 25, 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.

– GLAAD has officially stopped using its name as an acronym to show solidarity with bi and trans people.

– Does Congress have a conservative bias against LGBT rights?

– The U.S. Navy has openly discriminated against an officer’s same-sex spouse, denying her a Certificate of Appreciation upon her wife’s retirement.

– The Nevada state Senate has passed a trans-inclusive hate crimes bill.

– Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove (D) now regrets signing a law banning same-sex couples from adopting children.

– The Delaware NAACP supports marriage equality.

– The chair of the Iowa Republican party believes any Republican who supports marriage equality is “doing grave harm” to the GOP.


– Disappointingly, the Arkansas House of Representatives approved a resolution reaffirming support for laws banning same-sex marriage.

– Meanwhile, the Georgia House of Representatives approved a resolution honoring the Atlanta Freedom Bands, the LGBT music association.

– Students at Texas A&M University are trying to make it optional for students’ fees to support the campus GLBT Resource Center.

– An Oregon high school has introduced unisex toilets to ensure transgender students have a safe place to use the bathroom.

– Ex-gay advocates in Britain have lost their fight to run bus ads because they would “cause grave offense” and might increase the “risk or prejudice and homophobic attacks.”

– Did the outing and public scrutiny of a trans teacher by a Daily Mail columnist lead her to commit suicide?

– NFL linebacker Scott Fujita explains his support for marriage equality.

– Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures, urged the entertainment industry to take a more critical eye to its inclusion of LGBT characters.


– CNN columnist John Sutter tackles the invisibility and yet persistence of employment discrimination against the LGBT community.

– Watch a video from Sunday night’s rally for marriage equality in New York City: