The Morning Pride: May 15, 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.

– The Nevada Assembly voted 30–11 Tuesday to add gender identity and expression to the state’s hate crimes law.

– National Organization for Marriage communications director Thomas Peters believes that LGBT advocates are “the forces of evil.”

– NOM is suing the IRS for last year’s leak of its tax return.

– Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has encouraged “spiritual warfare” to oppose liberal policies like marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose.


– From Monday’s debate, watch Minnesota Sen. Dan Hall (R) claim that same-sex marriage is more divisive than anything since the Civil War.

– A Rhode Island family has started a support group for young transgender children.

– A family is suing a South Carolina hospital for performing unnecessary and irreversible “gender correction” surgery on their intersex child, condemning him to female genitalia despite the fact now, at age 8, he identifies as a boy.

– Anti-LGBT candidate Jean Stothert (R) has won her election for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, but despite her promises to repeal a nondiscrimination ordinance, none of the city council members who supported it lost their seats.


– A new report suggests that homophobic attacks have increased in France by 27 percent since legislative debate began on marriage equality last year.

– City officials in Moscow, Russia have refused to authorize a gay pride parade planned for later this month, claiming “there is no need for such events in the city,” though gay activists intent to proceed.

– The prime minister of the nation of Georgia has said that sexual minorities “have the same rights as any other social groups” and society will “gradually get used to it.”

– The United Nations has a riddle to share in preparation for Friday’s recognition of IDAHO: