The Morning Pride: September 13, 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 Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins has encouraged the National Organization for Marriage’s boycott of Betty Crocker (as part of General Mills) because it provided cakes to marrying same-sex couples in Minnesota, even though it condemns all boycotts by pro-LGBT groups.

– NOM has once again reminded that it opposes all forms of “technological paths to parenthood,” regardless of whether it’s a gay or straight couple.

– No longer self-censoring, John Stemberger of the new anti-gay scouting alternative, Trail Life USA, has admitted that he thinks affirming gay identities is a form of abuse.


– The transgender woman who was refused service at a Saskatoon bridal shop has reached a settlement with the store through mediation.

– The Russian government has warned a television network for airing a French musical called Les Chanson d’Amour because it contains “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.” BuzzFeed takes a look at the film that’s too gay for Russia.

– Two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Seth Wescott condemned Russia’s anti-gay law, expressing his concern it could lead to an “incredibly negatively-overshadowed Olympics.”

– It’s Friday, so enjoy this touching flash-mob marriage proposal that took place in a Home Depot lumber aisle: