The Morning Pride: March 7, 2012

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT’s 8:45 AM round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here’s what we’re reading this morning, but let us know what you’re checking out as well. Follow us all day on Twitter at @TPEquality.

– The Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s Joe Dyer captures another post-Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell homecoming between sailor Jonathan Jewell, E5, and his boyfriend of two years, Sean Sutton.

– A Washington state Superior Court judge will decide tomorrow whether Referendum 74 will be worded that marriage equality “redefines” marriage.

– HRC now offers a Romney paper doll called “Mitt ‘N Match,” complete with three different flip-flop outfits to choose from.


– Now that HUD’s new transgender housing protections are in effect, the National Center for Transgender Equality is offering a new “Know Your Rights” resource.

Baptists in North Carolina are working to protect families from Amendment One.

– Activists in Temecula, California are planning a series of protests over the Rancho Community Church’s support of ex-gay therapy.

– Dozens testified for and against proposed LGBT non-discrimination protections in Omaha last night, with one minister threatening: “I will tell you God showed me in this room, if this ordinance passes, judgment is coming on Omaha, Nebraska.”

– Meanwhile, East Lansing, Michigan is celebrating having the nation’s oldest LGBT nondiscrimination law — it’s been in effect for 40 years.

– A Virginia school is backing off its plan to ban students from cross-dressing.

– Teenager Katy Butler has collected over 200,000 signatures to lower the parental rating on the documentary Bully from its current “R” designation.

– A new social networking site for LGBT teens has launched called

– The Advocate caught up with a bunch of other teen stars from the 1980’s to see how their positions on LGBT equality contrast with Kirk Cameron’s.

– Watch a teaser for an upcoming film called I Do: