The Morning Pride: June 8, 2012

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.

– This afternoon, the White House is meeting with state-level LGBT equality groups.

– Next week’s Senate hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act will include a transgender witness for the first time, but also includes Craig Parshall of the National Religious Broadcasters Association.

– Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) and his sons are helping to raise funds to fight Minnesota’s marriage inequality amendment.

– The Macon, Georgia newspaper that refused to publish a same-sex wedding announcement has reversed its decision.

– The DC City Council has passed an LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying bill.

– Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) condemned the National Organization for Marriage’s “race exploitation” tactics to fight marriage equality in Maryland.


– A group of transgender volunteers have started Trans United for Obama to help support the President’s reelection campaign.

– The city court of Moscow, Russia has upheld a decision by government officials to ban LGBT pride celebrations for the next 100 years.

– A tribute to Internet trolls everywhere (language NFSW):

– Don’t forget to follow #nn12lgbt for updates on LGBT activism from Netroots Nation throughout the weekend!