The Morning Pride: November 12, 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.

– A group of transgender veterans is suing to have their gender changed on their military paperwork so that, among other things, they are not outed to future employers.

– The Hawaii Senate will affirm the House’s version of marriage equality today.

– Four same-sex couples have filed suit challenging Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage.

– One of the plaintiffs suing for marriage equality in New Mexico lost her battle with brain cancer.

– Fox News falsely claimed that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) did not veto marriage equality — he very much did veto marriage equality.

– A Kentucky Baptist child care agency decided against a proposal to allow hiring gay employees.

– A bar in Atlanta refused entry to a transgender woman “because we’re a private property.”

– Truett Cathy has stepped down as CEO of Chick-fi-A, passing the company onto his son, Dan Cathy, who was already president and COO of it.

– One of the leading opponents of same-sex marriage in Colombia has been outed as gay.

– Zambia First Lady Christine Kaseba-Sata stunningly called for an end to discrimination against sexual minorities.

– The citizens of Croatia will have the opportunity to vote to ban same-sex marriage.

– Is Israel “gay heaven”? According to the Washington Blade’s Kevin Naff, who joined other LGBT leaders on a delegation there, it’s complicated.


– LGBT rights did not come up during the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, but host Thomas Roberts of MSNBC did condemn the anti-gay laws on the red carpet.

– University of Texas swimmer Matt Korman sent a stirring email to his teammates coming out as gay.

– What if bullying in the workplace looked just like bullying in schools? A French documentary poses that very question in this poignant commercial: