The Morning Pride: May 7, 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.

– Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers walked out of a publicity stunt hearing scheduled by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) to discuss impeaching state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

– Clay Aiken seems to have won his Democratic primary in North Carolina.

– Bay St. Louis has become the sixth Mississippi municipality to pass a resolution supporting LGBT residents, though like the others, the resolution has no legal impact.

– A Missouri elementary school has outed a transgender student to her classmates and their parents.

– According to one woman, the Sultan of Brunei has violated at least two of the offenses now banned by the country’s new sharia law penal code.


– Meanwhile, the CEO of Brunei’s Dorchester Collection hotels feels “totally unfairly picked on” by the protesters of the new anti-gay law.

– Ugandan activist John “Longjones” Abdallah Wambere has applied for asylum in the United States.

– A group of Indian hijiras, a cultural transgender community, are encouraging drivers to buckle up: